Calligraphy Workshop | A Brush with Zen

This workshop complements the exhibition None Whatsoever: Zen Paintings from the Gitter-Yelen Collection.

Join artist and calligrapher Aiko Hayashi for an introduction to shodo, “the way of the brush.” The workshop addresses the chance, gestural—and ephemeral—qualities of Zen painting, which distinguish it from other schools of Japanese art.

Materials are provided. Ink may stain clothing, so please dress accordingly. Space is limited to 20 participants, ages 10 and up, on a first-come, first-served basis.

About the Artist
Aiko Hayashi, a native of Japan, began practicing calligraphy at the age of 5. She teaches the art form at Houston Zen Center.

Plan Your Visit
This program is included with general admission. The workshop takes place in the classroom on the lower level of the Beck Building, and the exhibition None Whatsoever is on the street level. On Saturdays, the Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services; Samuel H. Kress Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo; Houston Junior Woman's Club; Sharon G. Dies; Sterling-Turner Foundation; Susan Vaughan Foundation; and additional generous donors.

“None Whatsoever: Zen Paintings from the Gitter-Yelen Collection” is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Generous support is provided by:
Luther King Capital Management
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
Anne and Albert Chao
Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Eddie and Chinhui Allen
Mr. and Mrs. Russell M. Frankel
Kathy and Glen Gondo
Milton D. Rosenau, Jr. and Dr. Ellen R. Gritz
Miwa Sakashita and Dr. John R. Stroehlein
Nanako and Dale


Audrey Jones Beck Building
5601 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
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