UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Mindfulness Resident

January 15 - May 15, 2020
Spring Residence

I will be offering my mindfulness based art practices throughout the college.

Creativity & Innovation at Colorado College
Colorado Springs, CO

For more information
Creativity & Innovation at Colorado College

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June 16/17, 2020
THE VOICE OF THE BRUSH

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Philadelphia Shambhala Center

Come explore the creative process of alive visual and verbal expression within the buddhist tradition. Beginning with the ancient straight brush practice (ichi), we will move to big brushes on large sheets of paper and buckets of ink. Then following the personal alive voice of free writing, bringing what is inside out onto the page. Engaging further with collaborative brush play, three line poems, signature strokes, all held by universal principles, guided by ancient forms, fresh and real in the moment. No previous art experience needed, just an open mind!

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July 17/18/19, 2020
BIG BRUSH MIND

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Sky Lake Meditation Center
Rosendale, NY

A three day immersion into the world of brush, ink and personal expression. We will explore the ancient Chinese principles of heaven, earth and human, first with small brushes to ground and connect, then with large brushes and buckets of ink, creating big marks while held in ritual. The world of pictograms, personal handwriting , small brush books, mapping a moment, being in improvised dialogue with our life will all be investigated. An interest in visual language and movement is the only prerequisite.

Full details about this workshop are available here: skylake.shambhala.org

Have a look at this short video of the Big Brush practice - WATCH NOW

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August 1-9, 2020
FAMILY CAMP

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Karme Choling
Barnet, VT

I will be Teacher-in-Residence.

For more information email KCLFamilyCamp108@gmail.com

Four Week Workshop!

Wednesdays, September 9, 16, 23 & 30
THE POETRY OF INK: Calligraphic Breath/ Embodied Voice

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Karme Choling
Barnet, VT

There is sometimes a wide crevasse between the truths a body knows & those which find easy articulation in the written word. Calligraphy is a bridge, traversed on the axis of the breath, through the architecture of the body. Communication is different here, incorporating touch, shape, and feeling. In this four week course, we will utilize various calligraphic traditions, free-write, & movement, to explore the inner landscape & its authentic voice, slowly recording its poetic wisdom.

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Jena Argenta is founding director of Brush & Reed Fine Art Calligraphy Studio in Kingston, NY. The Studio is a place where many voices live, celebrating diverse traditions in calligraphy & practice as bridges to understanding, self discovery, & peace. Jena has taught in NYC, Puerto Rico, & to grieving teens in the Colorado wilderness through Outward Bound. Her visual work has been commissioned in Mexico, Morocco, & across the US.

 
 


 
 

PAST EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Public Lecture / Demonstration

Wednesday February 19th, 3pm

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LEAPING LETTERS: From Nature to Pictograms to the Alphabet

Cornerstone Art Center
Flex Room, Colorado College

Free of charge

For more information
kcarroll@ColoradoCollege.edu

WORKSHOP

Saturday, October 12th, 2-5 PM
Free of charge
COMPASSIONATE BRUSH: Calligraphy & Communication Practice

compasionate brush

Making a mark, with brush and ink, brings vision down to earth - through the body - onto the page.The practice of Nonviolent Communication is also a grounding act. How we speak can express our embodied awareness and lead to connection with ourselves and others. We will explore this interweaving of silence and form, space and body, aloneness and connection through brush stroke and dialogue.

Barbara Bash has been walking the calligraphic path for many years with an interest in Buddhist sensibility as expressed through western art forms. She was a longtime student of Chogyam Trungpa. More recently she has been studying Nonviolent Communication. She is intrigued to explore the combining of these two deep and rich communication disciplines. All art materials provided.

At Samadhi
122 Clinton Ave. Kingston NY
Free of charge
Part of the O+ Festival

For more information
samadhiny.org

WORKSHOP

Saturday October 19th
2:00 - 5:00pm
Cost: $60
SLOW HANDWRITING

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Our handwriting is a form of artistic expression that is accessible, completely unique and reflective of who we are in this moment. Come drop in to this familiar and close at hand visual voice and discover your creative self again. We will slow down our handwriting - working big, loose and illegible - small precise and clear - with pencils, pens and brushes, exploring our true expression in fresh ways. Bring a favourite writing pen. All other supplies provided.

at Brush & Reed Fine Art Calligraphy Studio
39 Broadway, Kingston NY
505-504-3393

For more information
brushandreed.com or email Jena Argenta

WORKSHOP

Saturday December 7th, 10-5 pm
THE VOICE OF THE BRUSH

voice of the brush workshop

A day to explore the creative process for anyone interested in alive expression. Beginning with big brush strokes, held by universal principles, we will move into intimate and personal free writing, following the life momentum and bringing what is inside us out onto the page. Ending with collaborative play writing three line poems guided by ancient forms, fresh and real in the moment. No previous art experience needed, just an open mind !

Westchester Buddhist Center
Eileen Fisher Headquarters
2 Bridge St. Irvington NY 10533

For more information
westchesterbuddhistcenter.org

book launch

DRAWN TOGETHER THROUGH VISUAL PRACTICE

visual practice

An Anthology edited by Brandy Agerbeck, Kelvy Bird, Sam Bradd and Jennifer Shepherd

I have contributed a chapter, "Embodied Mark Making: The Big Brush Practice", to this interesting and diverse book.

Take a look! visualpracticebook.com

Order a copy!
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WORKSHOP

Monday, September 2nd, 2-4 PM
Tuesday, September 3rd, 10 AM - 12 PM
TRUE NATURE: WRITING & DRAWING THE WORLD

writing of the world

Beginning with simple pencil lines, held by an ancient order, we will follow what calls our attention and discover where we are in this moment. Practicing blind contour drawing levels the field and brings forth the artist in us all. Adding words to the page clarifies and enlarges the insight.

Come explore a simple and enlivening way to journal the world. Bring a pencil or pen and an unlined journal, 8” x 10” or larger. No previous art experience needed.

Part of the Catskill Lit Writing Retreat
September 2-5
The Poetry Barn at The Ashokan Center
Olivebridge, NY

For more information
https://www.poetrybarn.co/catskill-lit-writing-retreat

PUBLIC TALK

Saturday, August 3 @ 1:00PM
DRAWING ATTENTION TO NATURE

writing of the world

Barbara Bash, artist and author, will draw on large sheets of paper and speak about her illustrated journaling of the natural world, exploring what calls our attention and brings us onto the sketchbook page. Bats and birds, trees and sky are all ready to engage.

John Burroughs Woodchuck Lodge
1633 Burroughs Memorial Road
RoxBury, NY

For more information
jbwoodchucklodge.org

PUBLIC TALK

Tuesday, June 25th @ 7:15 pm
THE WRITING OF THE WORLD:
An Interactive View

writing of the world

Since the earliest times humans have been reading the language of the world - tiny tracks in the sand, a flight of a bird across the sky, a river winding through the land. The power of this visual language has distilled deep down into our alphabet.

Come follow the journey of these ancient forms as they evolved through the centuries, right up to the present moment - direct, alive and on-the-spot.

Sky Lake Retreat Center
Rosendale, NY

By Donation

For more information
barbarabash@gmail.com

WEEKEND WORKSHOP

March 15 - 17
Family Weekend

SKY WOMAN MAKES THE WORLD
with Laura Simms, Barbara Bash & Donna Stephens

Sky Lake Meditation Center
22 Hillcrest Lane Rosendale NY

skylake.shambhala.org

Come engage with story, movement, mark making and the great outdoors - More ›

ONE DAY WORKSHOP

Saturday March 2, 2019

Reading the Winter Landscape:
Drawing & Writing Together

9 - 5 pm
in High Falls NY
For more information contact -
barbarabash@gmail.com

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Family Weekend

DROP IN WORKSHOP

Every other Sunday
2 - 3:30 pm
February 3 - April 28

CONNECTION CAFÉ
with Barbara Bash & Katherine Betts
at Christ the King Church
Beth Lewis Parlor
3021 Rte 213
Stone Ridge NY

Using simple guided activities
we will explore authenticity & compassion

For more information -
barbarabash@gmail.com
bettsykat@gmail.com

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EXHIBIT October 5 - December 15, 2018
exhibit
Inside/Out: Family, Memory, Loss, Displacement, Catastrophe

Center for Book Arts
New York, NY

Roundtable discussion October 19.

For more info, visit centerforbookarts.org

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One Day WORKSHOP Sat Sep 22, 2018 10am - 4pm
Following the Moving Line : Indoors & Out
Spend a day on the page of your life, following the aliveness of pencil, pen and brush.

Fire Lotus Zen Temple
500 State Street Brooklyn, NY
zcnyc.mro.org

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EXHIBIT August 2018
The Stillness of Movement

Eric Archer - woodcarving-paintings
Barbara Bash - big brush calligraphy

Opening Event - Aug 4 / 6 - 9 pm
Closing Event- Aug 24 / 6 - 9 pm

ArtBar Gallery 674 Broadway, Kingston NY

Exhibit runs through Aug 25.
For gallery hours, visit artbargallery.com

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WORKSHOP Sat Aug 11, 2018 9am - 5pm
TRUE NATURE: DRAWING IN THE WORLD
Working with the drawing practices from my book True Nature: An Illustrated Journal of Four Seasons in Solitude...

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WORKSHOp July 20 - 22, 2018
BIG BRUSH MIND
Sky Lake Retreat Center
Rosendale, NY

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Leadership Gathering June 17 - 20, 2018
HOW WE THRIVE
Artist Facilitator at HOW WE THRIVE
Mount Saint Vincent University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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WORKSHOp Sat Dec 9, 2017 / 10:00-5:00 pm
BRUSH SPIRIT
Westchester Buddhist Center
at the Eileen Fisher Headquarters
2 Bridge St. Irvington, NY 10533

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WORKSHOp Sat Nov 11, 2017 / 10:00-5:00pm
BRUSH SPIRIT
West Chester Shambhala Center
120 N. Church St. West Chester, PA

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WORKSHOp Sun Oct 15, 2017 / 2:00-5:00 pm
BIG CALLIGRAPHY MIND:
A Brush & Ink Workshop with Barbara Bash
Deepak HomeBase
ABC Home (on the mezzanine)
888 Broadway New York, NY 10003

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ONGOING EVENT August 15, 2017
7:15 - 8:45pm

CIRCLE PRACTICE : Strengthening the Heart

Sky Lake Meditation Center
22 Hillcrest Lane, Rosendale, NY
skylake.shambhala.org

Hosted by Barbara Bash & Katy Bray

In these challenging times I will be hosting a monthly Circle Practice. more info>

Lecture/demonstration Wed, Aug 9, 2017

LEAPING LETTERS: Why Handwriting Still Matters

Gathering 6 pm - Presentation at 7 pm
Nantucket Island School of the Arts
Seaview Farm Art Center
23 Wauwinet Road Nantucket, MA
(508) 228-9248

Come for this lively calligraphic journey following the creative paths of handwriting through human history up to the present. more info>

WORKSHOp July 18 - 22, 2017
THE CALLIGRAPHIC LINE:
Joining Brush, Mind & Hand
Women's Studio Workshop
Rosendale, NY
wsworkshop.org

Calligraphy is the most direct form of artistic expression. It calls forth the freshness of each moment.

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ONGOING EVENT June 20, 2017
7:15 - 8:45pm

CIRCLE PRACTICE : Strengthening the Heart

Sky Lake Meditation Center
22 Hillcrest Lane, Rosendale, NY
skylake.shambhala.org

Hosted by Barbara Bash & Katy Bray

In these challenging times I will be hosting a monthly Circle Practice. more info>

WORKSHOP/
concert
Sat, Jun 3, 2017
9:30 am - 7 pm
LISTENING OUT & IN
with Christian McEwen and Barbara Bash
& Concert with Steve Gorn (stevegorn.com)
$100. (lunch and hors d'oeuvres included)
in Accord NY
Contact : barbarabash@gmail.com

A writing student came to her teacher, Grace Paley, and said, "I have nothing to say," and Grace said, "Yes you do, you just don't have anybody to say it to.

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WORKSHOP Sun, Apr 23, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SLOW HANDWRITING - the 2nd Annual !
with Barbara Bash
1313 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
For tickets and information -
nicholasmaclean@gmail.com

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performance Sat, Apr 22, 2017 8:00 pm
BRUSH / MOVEMENT / SOUND
Jerry Granelli - sound
Barbara Bash - brush
Susanne Chui, Jacinte Armstrong, Sara Coffin & Kathleen Doherty - movement
1313 Hollis Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
For tickets and information -
nicholasmaclean@gmail.com

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WORKSHOP Sat, Apr 8, 2017
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
THE MOVING LINE : Handwriting, Drawing & Brushwork as Embodied Practice
Pioneer Valley Shambhala Center
in Northampton, Massachusetts
pioneervalley.shambhala.org

How do we find our way to connection each day ?

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Online course April 5 - May 10 (6 Wednesdays)
4:00 - 6:00 PST / 7:00 - 9:00 EST
ROOMS IN THE SAME HOUSE:
Interweaving NVC and Buddhism with Roberta Wall & Barbara Bash
To register - nvctraining.com

Find renewed aliveness and connection in your daily life through NVC and Buddhist Mindfulness practices.

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