Barbara Bash is an artist interested in communication in all its forms.

She has written and illustrated many highly acclaimed books about the natural world for adults and children. She is a calligrapher, illustrator and teacher who leads classes in field sketching, communication practices, as well as the popular Big Brush workshops where participants learn to trust their own creative instincts while working with enormous horsehair brushes and great buckets of ink.

Her illustrated journals and visual blog have long been a source of inspiration to colleagues and students.



2021 Workshops & Events

Strengthening the Heart


First Wednesday of each month

We meet on zoom monthly to explore three questions through a timed contemplative format. Come to engage - slow down - listen deeper - to ourselves and others.

Contact Barbara Bash directly via email at for more information and zoom link.


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Women’s Wisdom @ Play
Friday July 9th / 7:00-8:30 pm ET
(on Zoom)

The second of four seasonal celebrations of the creative spirit with Agness Au, Barbara Bash, Arawana Hayashi, Pamela Ross and Irene Woodard.

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Awake Mind : Writing, Drawing, Contemplating
A weekend virtual retreat at Tara Mandala with Victress Hitchcock & Barbara Bash
Saturday & Sunday, September 4 & 5

Gathering in the space of open awareness and letting our creativity come out and play.

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