MultiVersed: A Virtual Ink Brush Workshop With Nori Shirasu

Are you interested in exploring an art form that's both relaxing and meditative as well as enriching?

International multimedia artist Nori Shirasu will teach you fundamental techniques of ink brush drawing and the meditative qualities of Japanese/Chinese calligraphy.

Attendees can follow along by watching, but are encouraged to work along with Nori throughout the workshop and ask questions.


Materials and items needed to work along with the workshop include:

*We recommend purchasing an ink stick and ink stone for the most authentic and relaxing experience. However, a bottle of Sumi ink will suffice if you cannot get the ink stick and ink stone.

Where materials can be purchased:

About Nori Shirasu

Nori Shirasu is an international, Japanese-American multimedia artist based in Los Angeles.

Nori and his work has been connected to high profile charity events and he has painted several murals for the clothing retailer, American Apparel.

In 2018, the short film Shirasu made with actor/musician Pauletta Washington was nominated for the best Animation & Experimental film category and was screened at the Smithsonian African American Film Festival in Washington DC.

He also teaches calligraphy and Sumi-e, and leads workshops in traditional Japanese Arts at many area museums and institutions throughout Los Angeles and other parts of the country.

In addition to his many talents as a visual artist, Nori is a lover of music, theatre arts, an avid dancer, and has been featured on Soul Train and been seen in commercials for IBM and Virgin Mobile, as well as Beyonce's video "Run The World".


Live Closed Captioning will be provided for this Zoom event.

Our events feature presentations with motion graphics. We restrict most full-screen motion to the opening and closing segments of our events. Please reach out to the organizer if motion graphics are a barrier.

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Design Continuum Fund

10% of the proceeds from this and every event goes to the AIGA DC Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship, fostering the next generation of designers through helping local design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education.

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When & Where
Tue, May 31, 2022 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT