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                  About Christine

An educator by profession, Christine Renden Haggarty, took her first calligraphy class in 1995 with Kazuaki Tanahashi and that made...


Artwork Archive

Here is artwork that was previously featured in the artwork section.  To see the archive CLICK HERE.


  Along with the stunning photographs of the Golden Gate Bridge’s 50th birthday celebration, her photography shows her love of nature and attention to the smallest aspects.  Her travels can be viewed as photographs or a slide show.  To see more photography CLICK HERE.

  A World Without Armies

What a concept!!!  Since 1792 a Department of Peace has been proposed for the USA, but never established.  AWWA is a nonprofit peace organization founded by Kazuaki Tanahashi, based on Costa Rica’s demilitarization.  He travels the world doing benefit fund raisers to bring worldwide awareness to the possibility of a world without armies.

To visit this website click on this link. www.aworldwithoutarmies.org.

                                    July 2010

Kazuaki Tanahashi, Sensei speaking at the “Share Your Passion” benefit for A World Without Armies. 

Christine in Venice 2014


The artwork ranges from traditional Buddhist ideas, to abstract images, calligraphy in gold leaf, Zen koan books as sculpture and more.  To view more CLICK HERE.

  Welcome to the zenbrush website!

Featuring : classes and workshops in calligraphy

Art : Christine Renden Haggarty

Participants of the intensive 2015

Calligraphy Demonstration

Rileystreet Santa Rosa

Eight Fold Path

Ink on silk


Zen Brush Workshop 2014

Monica Dengo & Kazuaki Tanahashi

Venice, Italy 2014

Wherever your heart journeys,

On whatever expedition

In your outer life and

Secret inner realms,

Breathe in intimacy and infinity.

                                                                                                               The Radiance Sutras #93

Lorin Roche

P. Turning Point - 24K gold leaf acrylic on canvas

Rileystreet Classes

Several times a year Christine has classes in East Asian calligraphy at Rileystreet Art Supply in Santa Rosa and San Rafael, CA. For a list of times and places, CLICK HERE.

Zen Brush Workshop

Once a year Kazuaki Tanahashi comes to Forestville, CA to give a two day workshop in East Asian calligraphy. The workshop for 2015 will be September 19 & 20th. For information and registration


Calligraphy Intensive

with Kazuaki Tanahashi

and Christine

Set for March 14 - 20, 2016, this week of calligraphy will go beyond your current experience of calligraphy. For more information and registration CLICK HERE.

East/West Calligraphy Workshop


Monica Dengo and Kazuaki Tanahashi

November 4-11, 2015

Venice, Italy is the setting for this truly unique fusion of calligraphic traditions guaranteed to inspire anyone from either tradition. For more information CLICK HERE

Zen Brush Calligraphy

Kazuaki Tanahashi


Christine Renden Haggarty

October 23-25, 2015

United Arts Club ~ Dublin, Ireland

Join Kaz and Christine for a weekend of East Asian Calligraphy and their first workshop in Ireland. After lengthy consideration, the United Arts Club was selected to have the workshop for its wonderful creative environment and the natural light of the room. For more information CLICK HERE


For the first time Christine and Kaz will be in Ireland this autumn.

Christine will be doing a two day class at the Chester Beatty Library to sign up go to


Kaz will be at the United Arts Club for a three day workshop.  For more information see the listing below.