+ What language is this workshop taught in?
The workshop is taught in English but Cana - @evangelligraphy, our Japanese co-organiser will be around so she will help with translating instructions/ information from English to Japanese.
+ What will I learn at the workshops?
You will learn very different theory knowledge for our lowercase and uppercase workshops! Prior to the workshops, we will send you a private link to access our study notes so that you can read it before the workshop! The study notes are specially prepared to help you familiarise with the calligraphy terminologies and basic theory knowledge. Although we will learn theory in-class, the study notes are prepared to help you get up to speed quickly. You can spend most of the time during the workshop practising and improving!
+ How do I make payment?
If you are interested in our sessions, fill up the sign up forms to confirm your seat and we will send you a payment link via Paypal/Stripe so that you can make payment in your local currency.
Mastercard, VISA, American Express card payments are accepted!
+ Where will the Tokyo Workshop Experience sessions be held at?
As we are teaching the workshop at a private location that belongs to a lovely Japanese host, the address be disclosed privately to you nearer to date or after confirmation of your workshop seat.
The workshop location is located in Shibuya-Omotesando area. It's a 7 min stroll from Shibuya train station.
+ I am a complete beginner. Which workshop should I attend first?
The Lowercase workshop would be perfect. It'll be ideal to attend both morning (lowercase) and afternoon (uppercase) workshops.
+ Do I have to bring anything with me for the workshop?
All materials required for the workshop will be provided - Pen, inks, paper etc. (Full material lists are included under each of the workshop details.).
Exception - If you are only signing up for the Uppercase workshop, no pen/inks will be provided as you are expected to have some experience/exposure to Calligraphy.
+ I have some experience in pointed pen calligraphy. I would like to attend the uppercase workshop only. How would attending the workshop help?
The following is optional but it would help you greatly if you are keen on improving your craft:
Complete two sets of exemplars before workshop
It will be unlikey for us to review your full writing piece during the workshop. If you leave your writing examplars with us, we will do a full review and scan your work with some notes. The scanned notes will be sent to you via email.
+ If I am attending the full-day workshop. Is lunch included in the fee?
Lunch is not included in the fee, but our japanese host and I will be preparing some snacks for both our morning and afternoon workshops.
There will be a lunch break from 12:30pm - 2:00pm. You are welcome to join us for a stroll to a lunch place in the vincinity and let's have lunch together! - This is optional.
We will be heading back to the workshop space at around 1:30pm to prepare materials for our afternoon workshop so you can head back with us or hang around the area a little longer before meeting us back at the workshop space.
+ I have paid for the workshop. What happens next?
Once payment has been made, we will sent a confirmation email at least 1 week before the workshop session to share the private workshop location with you. We have also compiled some information in PDF for you to read up about this craft and some information about how to use the tools so that you can familiarise with the names of the tools before attending the workshop. This will get us to speed and you can spend more time practising during the workshop!
+ Will I be refunded if I cannot make it to the workshop after payment?
Unfortunately, the fee is non-refundable but you are encouraged to transfer your workshop seat to someone else you know who may be interested in the workshop. Alternatively, we will check against our waitlist and let the next person know that our workshop seat is avaliable to them.