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NIHONGO: INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE – LEVEL IV

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This concluding level uses more complex sentence structure and introduces new kanji and a review of kanji from previous levels. Topics and grammar points include, but are not limited to, using quotations, expressing potentiality, and making hypothetical statements.

2016-2017 SCHEDULE 

Sundays, 1:20pm–2:20pm

Session 1 Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4 SOLD OUT!
Session 2 Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5
Session 3 Mar. 12, 19, 26, Apr. 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14

CLASS DETAILS 

Cost: $100 ($90 members)
Location: Classroom A
Prerequisite: Nihongo Level III or instructor approval. Potential students must be able to read and write hiragana and katakana and be familiar with kanji from Unit 1 & 2 of the required textbook.

Required Textbooks:

Japanese for Busy People II  (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363868
• Japanese for Busy People II workbook (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568364025

Both books should include the CD. Please bring with you on the first day of classes.

CONTENT

  • Session 1: kanji, Unit 3
  • Session 2: kanji, Unit 4
  • Session 3: kanji, Unit 5

For further unit descriptions and textbook overview, please click here.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Sumiko Uo is a Japanese-born educator, an adjunct lecturer at Florida Atlantic University and a translator. A student of language and traditional Japanese cultural arts, Ms. Uo has taught Japanese language, calligraphy, literature and cinema to both children and adults. Her classes will appeal to beginners, as well those with knowledge of Japanese.

Japanese for Busy People II (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363868

NIHONGO: INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE – LEVEL III

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This level introduces kanji and starts with a review of hiragana and katakana. The first session focuses on reading and writing kanji before moving into the textbook in the second session. Topics include, but are not limited to, planning a trip, talking about past experiences, and getting advice.

2016-2017 SCHEDULE 

Sundays, 12:20pm–1:20pm

Session 1 Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4 SOLD OUT!
Session 2 Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5
Session 3 Mar. 12, 19, 26, Apr. 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14

CLASS DETAILS 

Cost: $100 ($90 members)
Location: Classroom A
Prerequisite: Nihongo Level II or instructor approval. Potential students must be able to read and write hiragana.

Required Textbooks:

Japanese for Busy People II  (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363868
• Japanese for Busy People II workbook (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568364025

Both books should include the CD. Please bring with you on the first day of classes.

CONTENT

  • Session 1: review of hiragana and katakana, introduction to kanji reading and writing
  • Session 2: kanji, Unit 1
  • Session 3: kanji, Unit 2

For further unit descriptions and textbook overview, please click here.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Sumiko Uo is a Japanese-born educator, an adjunct lecturer at Florida Atlantic University and a translator. A student of language and traditional Japanese cultural arts, Ms. Uo has taught Japanese language, calligraphy, literature and cinema to both children and adults. Her classes will appeal to beginners, as well those with knowledge of Japanese.

Japanese for Busy People II (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363868

NIHONGO: INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE – LEVEL II

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This level includes more expressions and sentence structures and introduces katakana reading and writing. Topics include, but are not limited to, visiting a Japanese home, business, and socializing.

2016-2017 SCHEDULE 

Sundays, 11:20am–12:20am

Session 1 Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec.SOLD OUT!
Session 2 Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5
Session 3 Mar. 12, 19, 26, Apr. 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14

CLASS DETAILS 

Cost: $100 ($90 members)
Location: Classroom A
Prerequisite: Nihongo Level I or completion of Nihongo Japanese Intensive Workshop series or instructor approval. Potential students must be able to read and write hiragana.

Required Textbooks:

• Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363851
• Japanese for Busy People Kana workbook (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568364018

Both books should include the CD. Please bring with you on the first day of classes.

CONTENT

  • Session 1: Introduction to katakana, Units 6 & 7
  • Session 2: Continue katakana, Units 8 & 9
  • Session 3: Complete katakana, Units 10 & 11

For further unit descriptions and textbook overview, please click here.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Sumiko Uo is a Japanese-born educator, an adjunct lecturer at Florida Atlantic University and a translator. A student of language and traditional Japanese cultural arts, Ms. Uo has taught Japanese language, calligraphy, literature and cinema to both children and adults. Her classes will appeal to beginners, as well those with knowledge of Japanese.

Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363851

Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363851

NIHONGO: INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE – LEVEL I

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This preliminary level introduces basic survival Japanese, grammar, and hiragana writing and reading. Topics include, but are not limited to, meeting people, shopping, and dining.

2016-2017 SCHEDULE 

Sundays, 10:15am–11:15am

Session 1 Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4  SOLD OUT!
Session 2 Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar. 5
Session 3 Mar. 12, 19, 26, Apr. 9, 23, 30, May 7, 14

CLASS DETAILS 

Cost: $100 ($90 members)
Location: Classroom A
Prerequisite: None.

Required Textbooks:

• Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363851
• Japanese for Busy People Kana workbook (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568364018

Both books should include the CD. Please bring with you on the first day of classes.

CONTENT

  • Session 1: Introduction to hiragana, Unit 1
  • Session 2: Continue hiragana, Unit 2 & 3
  • Session 3: Complete hiragana, Unit 4 & 5

For further unit descriptions and textbook overview, please click here.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Sumiko Uo is a Japanese-born educator, an adjunct lecturer at Florida Atlantic University and a translator. A student of language and traditional Japanese cultural arts, Ms. Uo has taught Japanese language, calligraphy, literature and cinema to both children and adults. Her classes will appeal to beginners, as well those with knowledge of Japanese.

Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363851

Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363851

SUMI-E INK PAINTING: LANDSCAPE

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Sumi-e, literally “black ink painting,” is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century, primarily done in black ink. Students learn to grind their own ink and execute the primary sumi-e brushstrokes to mimic sweeping landscapes. Classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Monthly sketching trips into the gardens are included.

2016-2017 SCHEDULE

Thursdays, 1:30pm—3:30pm

Sundays, 1:00pm—4:00pm
Session 1 Oct.6*, 13, 20, 27 SOLD OUT!
Session 2 Nov. 3, 10, 17 SOLD OUT!
Session 3 Dec. 1, 8, 15* SOLD OUT!
Session 4 Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26

Session 5 Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 6 Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 7 Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 8 May 4, 11, 18, 25
Session 9 Sept. 7, 14, 28*

* Due to Hurricane Matthew, October 6th class has been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 19th.

CLASS DETAILS

PRICE

  • 4-week Session: $60 ($55 members)
  • 3-week Session:* $45 ($41 members)

LOCATION
Oki Education Center

MATERIALS

  • Medium/hard idea brush*
  • Ink grinding stone (suzuri)*
  • Ink stick (sumi)*
  • Small soy sauce dish*
  • Pi paper*
  • Felt (1 yard)
  • Water container to wash brushes

*Available in the Museum Store

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Instructor Susan Wilders has had the privilege of studying sumi-e ink painting from two of our country’s foremost masters, Mr. Chow Chian-Chiu and Mrs. Chow Leung Chen-Ying. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Monthly sketching trips into the gardens are included.


SUMI-E INK PAINTING: FLORAL

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Sumi-e, literally “black ink painting,” is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Students learn to grind their own ink and execute the primary sumi-e brushstrokes to capture the beauty of flowers and bamboo. Classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Monthly sketching trips into the gardens are included.

2016-2017 SCHEDULE

Thursdays, 10:30am—12:30pm

Session 1 Oct. 6*, 13, 20, 27 SOLD OUT!
Session 2 Nov. 3, 10, 17 SOLD OUT!
Session 3 Dec. 1, 8, 15 SOLD OUT!
Session 4 Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26

Session 5 Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 6 Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23
Session 7 Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27
Session 8 May 4, 11, 18, 25
Session 9 Sept. 7, 14, 28*

 

* Due to Hurricane Matthew, October 6th class has been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 19th.

CLASS DETAILS

PRICE

  • 4-week Session: $60 ($55 members)
  • 3-week Session:* $45 ($41 members)

LOCATION
Oki Education Center

MATERIALS

  • Orchid-bamboo brush*
  • Small flow brush* ( suggested for beginners)
  • Medium soft brush*
  • Medium horsehair brush or fine line brush*
  • Grinding ink stone (suzuri)*
  • Ink stick (sumi)*
  • Small soy sauce dish*
  • Shuen paper (27″ x 18″)*
  • Felt (1 yard)
  • Water container to wash brushes

*Available in the Museum Store

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Instructor Susan Wilders has had the privilege of studying sumi-e ink painting from two of our country’s foremost masters, Mr. Chow Chian-Chiu and Mrs. Chow Leung Chen-Ying. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Monthly sketching trips into the gardens are included.

IKEBANA: SOGETSU SCHOOL – BEGINNERS

Due to unforeseen circumstances, all Sogetsu Ikebana course for the 2016-2017 season have been cancelled. Please consider Ikebana: Ikenobo School as an alternative school of study. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. The Sogetsu School is a contemporary school which focuses on the creativity and individuality of ikebana. The idea is that ikebana can be done by anyone, anywhere, with almost anything. In this beginner’s course students will learn the basics of Sogetsu and create pieces each week to take home and enjoy.

2017 SCHEDULE

Wednesdays, 1:30pm—3:30pm

Session 1 Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25

Session 2 Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22

Session 3 Mar. 1, 8, 15, 22

Session 4 Apr. 5, 12, 19, 26

CLASS DETAILS

Price: $70 (members $60)
Flower Fee: $40 cash payable to instructor on first day of class
Location: Oki Education Center
Prerequisite: None

Materials:

  • Ikebana flower scissors
  • Shallow flat bottom container (suiban), a minimum of 10″ diameter and 2″ deep
  • Flower pin holder (kenzan), sun/moon shape, 3″ diameter
  • Sogetsu textbooks 1 & 2

All materials should be purchased in the classroom. It is suggested that you arrive 20 minutes early to purchase your materials before the start of class.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Instructor Chieko Mihori is a Sogetsu teacher of the highest rank and recipient of several Sogetsu awards of distinction. Soei is her professional teacher name. She has studied with Sogetsu founder, Sofu Teshigahara, his daughter, Kasumi, and his son, Hiroshi, late headmaster of the Sogetsu School. Mrs. Mihori is an ardent instructor and supporter of Morikami since its founding.

She has also made a lifelong study of the tea ceremony, in the Omote Senke School. Since the dedication of the Seishin-an Tea House in 1993, individual tea ceremony lessons have been offered under the accomplished direction of Chieko Mihori, and this unique opportunity to study a traditional art continues.


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IKEBANA: SOGETSU SCHOOL – ADVANCED

Due to unforeseen circumstances, all Sogetsu Ikebana course for the 2016-2017 season have been cancelled. Please consider Ikebana: Ikenobo School as an alternative school of study. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please Note: This class is for experienced students who will primarily do free form arrangements. There is limited basic instruction therefore Ikebana: Sogetsu School – Beginners is a prerequisite for this class.

Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. The Sogetsu School is a contemporary school which focuses on the creativity and individuality of ikebana. The idea is that ikebana can be done by anyone, anywhere, with almost anything.

Students in this course expand on their existing knowledge of the principles and styles of the Sogetsu School, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. This is primarily a free form class.

2016-2017 SCHEDULE

Fridays, 1:30pm—3:30pm

Session 1 Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28
Session 2 Nov. 4, 11, 18
Session 3 Dec. 2, 9, 16*
Session 4
Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27

Session 5 Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24
Session 6 Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24
Session 7 Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28
Session 8 May 5, 12, 29, 26

CLASS DETAILS

PRICE

  • 4-week session: $70 ($60 members)
  • 3-week session:* $52.50 ($45 members)

FLOWER FEE

  • 4-week session: $60
  • 3-week session:* $45

Please pay the flower fee to instructor via cash or check on first day of class.

PREREQUISITE
Ikebana: Sogetsu School – Beginners and instructor approval.

LOCATION
Oki Education Center

MATERIALS*

  • Bring your own Ikebana flower scissors and pin holders (kenzan)
  • Bring free form Moribana or Nageire containers
  • Sogetsu textbooks 3 & 4

Advanced students are encouraged to bring their own flowers/materials. If using flowers from the instructor, please inform the instructor and the museum while registering at least 3 days before the start of class, without advance notice no flowers will be available for you.

*Materials can be purchased in the classroom

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Instructor Chieko Mihori is a Sogetsu teacher of the highest rank and recipient of several Sogetsu awards of distinction. Soei is her professional teacher name. She has studied with Sogetsu founder, Sofu Teshigahara, his daughter, Kasumi, and his son, Hiroshi, late headmaster of the Sogetsu School. Mrs. Mihori is an ardent instructor and supporter of Morikami since its founding.

She has also made a lifelong study of the tea ceremony, in the Omote Senke School. Since the dedication of the Seishin-an Tea House in 1993, individual tea ceremony lessons have been offered under the accomplished direction of Chieko Mihori, and this unique opportunity to study a traditional art continues.

IKEBANA: IKENOBO SCHOOL

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Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. Dating back to the 15th century, the Ikenobo school is the oldest and most traditional. Students in this course learn the basic principles and style of Ikenobo, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. All levels are welcome.

2016-2017 SCHEDULE

Tuesdays, 1:00pm—3:00pm

Session 1 Oct. 4, 18, 25 *SOLD OUT!
Session 2 Nov. 1, 8, 15 *SOLD OUT!
Session 3 Dec. 6, 13, 20 * SOLD OUT!
Session 5 Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31

Session 5 Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28
Session 6 Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28
Session 7 Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25
Session 8 May 2, 9, 16, 23

CLASS DETAILS

PRICE

  • 4-week Session: $70 ($60 members)
  • 3-week Session:* $52.50 ($45 members)

FLOWER FEE

  • 4-week Session: $80
  • 3-week Session:* $60

Please pay the flower fee to instructor via cash or check on first day of class.

LOCATION
Oki Education Center

MATERIALS
Materials should purchased in advance or from the instructor the day of. Click here for a downloadable materials list. 

If you plan to buy materials from the instructor, please contact the registrar (561-233-1367) at the time of registration or mention so in the note section during  online checkout.
  • Garden shears for flowers
  • One tall flower container: 10″ or higher, wider at the opening than at the base
  • One shallow flower container or bowl: 3″ deep and at least 8″ across
  • Two #8 flower pin holders (3″ kenzan). Available from the instructor for $32-$34
  • Aquarium stones (enough to fill the 10″ container). Not available from the instructor.
  • Please Note: There is an Ikenobo Starter Set available from the instructor for $75. This includes one container, one kenzan, and floral shears. Aquarium stones are not included.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Instructor Kaoru Vrana, professor of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of South Florida, has studied in Japan and the U.S. for 14 years. She studied under Professor Hideko Zwick and now heads the Ikenobo Ikebana Society of South Florida. Ms. Vrana has participated in numerous ikebana exhibits, demonstrations and workshops in conjunction with the Society and with Morikami.

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SADO: TEA CEREMONY

Please Note: Registration by phone only.

Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this bi-monthly class. Students perform traditional  Omote-senke-style Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of Instructor Yoshiko Hardick.

2016-2017 SCHEDULE

Sundays, from 10:15am

Session 1 Oct. 9, 23 SOLD OUT!
Session 2 Nov. 6, 20
Session 3 Dec. 4, 18
Session 4 Jan. 15, 22
Session 5 Feb. 5, 19
Session 6 Mar. 5, 19
Session 7 Apr. 9, 23
Session 8 May 7, 21
Session 9 Jun. 4, 18

CLASS DETAILS

PRICE
$55 (members $50)

LOCATION
Seishin-an Tea House

PREREQUISITE
Tea Ceremony Workshop (Nov., Jan., or Mar.)

Preregistration is required for all classes and workshops.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Instructor Yoshiko Hardick is a native of Japan and is a certified teacher of the Omote Senke School of Tea. After studying under tea masters Atsuko Lefcourte and Chieko Mihori, she received her cha mei (instructor name) Soukou in 2009. Hardick has made a lifelong study of the tea ceremony with over 20 years of experience in the art of tea ceremony.


ART OF BONSAI: INTERMEDIATE

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The ancient art of bonsai (literally “tree in a tray”) creates the illusion of age and maturity of a tree which has developed and sustained the effects of nature for many years. It is a  Japanese tradition that dates back over a thousand years, and has its own aesthetics and terminology. In this intermediate course students further explore new techniques to artfully train and trim their own trees. Beginner classes are available.

2016-2017 SCHEDULE

Sundays, 9:00am—12:00pm

Session 1 Oct. 9* 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6 SOLD OUT!
Session 2 Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12 SOLD OUT!
Session 3 Feb. 19, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19

* Due to Hurricane Matthew, October 9th class has been rescheduled to Sunday, November 13th.

CLASS DETAILS

PRICE
$91 (members $81)

LOCATION
Oki Education Center

PREREQUISITE
Art of Bonsai: Beginners or instructor approval

MATERIALS
Participants must bring their own bonsai tools, supplies, and work materials.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

As the noted curator of Morikami’s extensive bonsai collection since 2010, Vlad Foursa is currently redesigning the exhibit and enhancing it with outstanding trees. Vlad has been teaching at Morikami for almost a decade and has developed a loyal following of students. In 2008 he won the coveted Joshua Roth National New Talent Bonsai Competition. He has written articles on tropical bonsai, has won a number of awards, has appeared on TV and is a guest speaker at many local bonsai clubs and schools from elementary to college where he does demonstrations and workshops.

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ART OF BONSAI: BEGINNERS

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The ancient art of bonsai (literally “tree in a tray”) creates the illusion of age and maturity of a tree which has developed and sustained the effects of nature for many years. It is a  Japanese tradition that dates back over a thousand years, and has its own aesthetics and terminology. Students learn the basics of how to train and trim their own tree in this introductory class. Intermediate courses are available. 

2016-2017 SCHEDULE

Sundays, 1:00pm—4:00pm
Session 1 Oct. 9* 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6 SOLD OUT!
Session 2 Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12 SOLD OUT!
Session 3 Feb. 19, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19 SOLD OUT!
* Due to Hurricane Matthew, October 9th class has been rescheduled to Sunday, November 13th.

CLASS DETAILS

PRICE
$91 (members $81)

MATERIAL FEE
$45 (payable to instructor on the first day of class in cash or check). Includes bonsai learning manual, pruning tool, one beginner’s tree, pot, and use of wire and soil.

LOCATION
Oki Education Center

PREREQUISITE
None

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

As the noted curator of Morikami’s extensive bonsai collection since 2010, Vlad Foursa is currently redesigning the exhibit and enhancing it with outstanding trees. Vlad has been teaching at Morikami for almost a decade, and has developed a loyal following of students. In 2008 he won the coveted Joshua Roth National New Talent Bonsai Competition. He has written articles on tropical bonsai, has won a number of awards, has appeared on TV, and is a guest speaker at many local bonsai clubs and schools from elementary to college where he does demonstrations and workshops.


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