Japanese Zen Artist & Qigong (Tai Chi) class. SHIFT Project.

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St Laurence Church Hall

The Shambles

Stroud

GL5 1AP

United Kingdom

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Japense Zen Artist Andre Christie & Qigong and energy arts instructor, Max Watkins work together to offer an authentic experience into making Zen art. Workshop starts with Relaxing movement class based on Qigong (similar to Tai Chi) and flows into practical drawing lessons with Andre on Japense Zen Art and how to make the marks and movements using large calligraphy brush. Workshop ends in stillness with guided meditation.

This is a unique fusion and one off opportunity and collaboration.

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Max Watkins is a Tai Chi, Qigong instructor and Bhuddihst. With over 20 years of experience of energy arts, Max lives and breaths his teaching and his company is deeply relaxing, http://movementandmassage.co.uk/

Max will guide us through slow movements, calming both the body and mind. Qigong is a holistic system of coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation used for the purposes of health, spirituality, and martial-arts training. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts.

The movement practice will directly influence and inspire the following art workshop with Andre Christie, who has been visiting Japan over many years to study with Zen art masters. In the art class we will be drawing zen circles and then progressing onto drawing words, phrases and Japenses bamboo symbol. Opportunities to practice with pencil and paper before then developed the work onto special paper using zen art brush, it’s a physical approach to drawing, whereby you use your whole body to direct to movement of the brush, often using movement from Tai Chi and Qigong to glide the inked brush onto the paper.

Everybody welcome


Suggested ticket price of £20 adults and £10 teens/students to cover costs and pay artists.

For more information on tickets and donations and to view the program for the SHIFT event please visit

https://www.shiftmovement.art/blog/ticket-and-pricing-information

Program: https://www.shiftmovement.art/full-event-program

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St Laurence Church Hall

The Shambles

Stroud

GL5 1AP

United Kingdom

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