Japanese Calligraphy (Shodo) Workshop for Beginners

Adult Workshop

Learn brush strokes using sumi (charcoal) ink and a brush to write Japanese characters. After practicing on paper you will create a final calligraphy piece on shikishi board to take home. Just bring your curiosity!

2023-2024 Schedule


Two dates and time sessions are available.


  • Saturday, January 13, 2024
  • Saturday, March 30, 2024


  • 11:30am – 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm


  • $40 per session (A $5 material fee is included in the total price)


  • Oki Education Center


Meet Your Instructor

Instructor Reiko Nishioka was Morikami’s former Director of Education and retired after 20 years of service. She has continued her passion for researching and teaching about Japanese culture through her work.  Her creative flair, sense of design, and fascination with Japanese packaging come together in the workshops she teaches. She is the instructor of our Adult Calligraphy, Furoshiki: The Art of Japanese Fabric Wrapping, and The Art of Japanese Gift Presentation Workshops.
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