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NIHONGO: JAPANESE INTENSIVE WORKSHOP III

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This workshop is Part 3 of the 3-part Nihongo Japanese workshop series. This intensive 2-day workshop covers Units 4 and 5 of the required textbook and completes hiragana reading and writing. It concludes the Nihongo Level I series.

SCHEDULE

Saturdays, 1:00pm—5:00pm
Mar. 11 & Apr. 8, 2017

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Price: $90
Location: Oki Education Center
Prerequisite: Nihongo Intensive Workshop II or the Nihongo Level I Session 2 Class.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

Required Textbook: Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version (revised 3rd edition) and 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

  • Completion of hiragana. Units 4 & 5.
Please Note:

• Students who complete this workshop may go on to the Nihongo Level II Session 1 class of the following season.

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.

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NIHONGO: JAPANESE INTENSIVE WORKSHOP II

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This workshop is Part 2 of the 3-part Nihongo Japanese workshop series. This intensive 2-day workshop covers Units 2 and 3 of the required textbook and continues with hiragana reading and writing.

SCHEDULE

Saturdays, 1:00pm—5:00pm

Jan. 28 & Feb. 11, 2017

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Price: $90
Location: Oki Education Center
Prerequisite: Nihongo Intensive Workshop I or the Nihongo Level I Session 1 Class.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

Required Textbook: Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version (revised 3rd edition) and 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

  • Continuation of hiragana. Units 2 & 3.
Please Note:

• Students who complete this workshop may go on to Nihongo Intensive Workshop III or the Nihongo Level I Session 3 Class.

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.


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SUMI-E INK PAINTING WORKSHOP

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Learn about the history and philosophy of sumi-e and how it relates to the subjects painted. Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China to Japan in the 12th century. The workshops will teach the “Four Gentlemen” which are the basic strokes for sumi-e. Each workshop has a different painting subject. In the June workshop, students learn the elements of painting bamboo. In July, they learn the beautiful graceful orchid and chrysanthemum. Finally, in August, students learn how to paint the beloved plum blossom.

Saturdays.

June 24 | Bamboo 

July 15 |Orchid & Chrysanthemum

August 12 | Plum Blossom

TIME: 10:30am—12:30pm
PRICE: $35
MATERIAL FEE: $3 (payable in cash to the instructor)
LOCATION: Oki Education Center

Pre-registration is required for all workshops.


MATERIALS TO BRING:

  • A water container
  • Small dish for ink
  • Idea brush*
  • Yasutomo practice paper*
  • Yard of felt

*available in 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.

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THE ART OF JAPANESE FABRIC WRAPPING

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Participants in this hands-on workshop learn how to wrap a wine bottle, a watermelon, books, and how to make a tote bag from a furoshiki, a Japanese square reusable cloth. The furoshiki can be taken home and reused for various projects.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

TIMES: 10:30am—12:00pm or 1:30pm—3:00pm
PRICE: $35
MATERIAL FEE: $10 (payable in cash to the instructor)
LOCATION: Oki Education Center

Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Reiko Nishioka, recently retired after 20 years of service as Morikami’s Director of Education, continues to research and teach about Japanese culture.  Her creative flair, sense of design, and fascination with Japanese packaging come together in this original workshop.

The Art of Bamboo Basket Making with Shōchiku Tanabe

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, in collaboration with the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts at Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, present from Japan, special guest artist Shōchiku Tanabe.

WORKSHOP DETAILS

  • Tuesday, 10:30am-12:30pm and 2pm-4pm
  • $80
  • Material Fee: $30 (cash payable to the instructor)
  • Advance registration required
  • Students must bring nippers or small garden shears, a pair of non-heavy duty pliers for wire work, and a spray bottle of water.

Learn the art of bamboo basket making from a master artist from Osaka, Japan in this hands-on workshop. Shōchiku Tanabe is a renowned bamboo craftsman whose work has been exhibited around the world and recently at the Morikami Museum in our exhibit, Contemporary Kōgei Styles in Japan (2013). Be introduced to the history and beauty of bamboo craftsmanship, and learn how to apply traditional techniques combined with contemporary design to create three sculptural bamboo basket forms.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Shōchiku Tanabe, who assumed his artist name in 2008, was born in Osaka Prefecture in 1973. In 1999, after graduating from the Department of Sculpture, Faculty of Fine Arts, at Tokyo University of the Arts, Tanabe took part in a two-year training program at the Oita Prefectural Bamboo Craft and Training Support Center, and today is one of the leading up-and-coming bamboo craftsmen in Japan. This is evident by the many exhibitions showcasing his work overseas, including Golden Week on Japanese Art (Seattle Asian Art Museum, 2006) New Bamboo: Contemporary Masters (Japan Society, New York, 2008), Modern Master (Bayern Gallery, Munich, 2012), Contemporary Kōgei Styles in Japan (Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, 2013).

Also, enjoy a demonstration by Mr. Tanabe on April 4, 2015 and the exhibition Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art from January 31 – April 25, 2015 at the Ruth Funk Center on the Florida Tech campus. For more information visit http://textiles.fit.edu

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NIHONGO: JAPANESE INTENSIVE WORKSHOP I

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This workshop is Part I of the 3-part Nihongo Japanese Intensive workshop series. This intensive 2-day workshop covers the basics, an introduction to hiragana, and Unit 1 of the required textbook. Choose either Workshop I-A OR Workshop I-B.

2016-2017 SCHEDULE

Saturdays, 1:00pm–5:00pm

Workshop I-A: Nov. 12 & Dec. 3, 2016
Workshop I-B: Jan. 7 & Jan. 21, 2017

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Price: $90
Location: Oki Education Center
Prerequisite: None.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

Required Textbook: Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version (revised 3rd edition) and 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

  • Introduction to hiragana, Unit 1.
Please Note:

• Students who take Workshop I-A may continue to Nihongo Intensive Workshop II OR the Nihongo Level I Session 2 class.

• Students who take Workshop I-B must continue to Nihongo Intensive Workshop II, as it overlaps with the Nihongo Level I Session 2 class.

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.

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CALLIGRAPHY MINI WORKSHOP

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Please Note: This workshop does not include museum admission. A $5 material fee is included in the price.

Learn how to write your name and some Japanese words with ink and brush, two traditional calligraphy writing implements in this hands-on workshop.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

TIMES: 11:30am—12:30pm or 1:30pm—2:30pm
PRICE: $25
LOCATION: Oki Education Center

THE WAY OF TAIKO: THE HEARTBEAT OF JAPAN

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This hands-on dynamic workshop teaches participants how to understand the sounds and movements of Japanese taiko drumming. In addition to an overview of the history and culture of taiko, participants learn how to understand sounds and movements and how to connect nature and the meaning of body movement. They will not only learn how to drum but also become familiar with the way of taiko.

Top performers from South Florida’s Fushu Daiko will conduct the workshop. The group is recognized by Seiichi Tanaka, the master of  San Francisco Taiko Dojo, who brought  taiko to the United States and trained senior members of the Fushu Daiko  group.

Sunday: January 29, 2017 | March 12, 2017

TIMES: 11:00am—1:00pm or 2:00pm—4:00pm
PRICE: $50
LOCATION: Morikami Theater

Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

Please Note: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Jewelry is not recommended.
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BON ODORI DANCE WORKSHOP

This program has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Do you like to dance?  Want to learn how to wear a summer kimono called yukata? The traditional Bon Odori is a dance performed during Obon, a period in the summer that commemorates the spirits of one’s ancestors. The Bon Odori is usually danced as a group circle around the yagura, an elevated tower-like stage where drummers and musicians play. This folk dance performed by the living, welcomes the visiting spirits of loved ones to participate in festive celebration during their brief annual visit to our world.

Participants learn the choreography of this lively dance and how to perform as a unified group. In addition, participants get the chance to learn how to wear a yukata, a casual cotton summer kimono, which is worn to perform the Bon Odori. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will perform the Bon Odori dances wearing yukata and will be given the music as a gift to take home.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

TIME: 1:00pm—3:00pm
PRICE: $40
LOCATION: Morikami Theater

MATERIALS: Bring your own yukata, yukata obi (sash), and two koshihimo (at least 2.5 yds x 1 inch length of fabric sash). If you do not own a yukata, vintage yukata and obi will be available for purchase at the workshop (cash only payable to the instructor). Vintage yukata and obi prices range from $15 and up. Yukata rentals for the workshop are available. Please inform us when registering if you need to rent a yukata.

Please Note: Ages 7 and up. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times We recommend yoga clothes or a tank top/T-shirt and shorts/leggings under the yukata.

HAIKU WORKSHOP

A 10th Annual Collaboration with the Palm Beach Poetry Festival

What is a haiku?  How do I write one?  In this workshop, participants will learn about haiku building and the Japanese literary form of zuihitsu. Often translated as “miscellaneous essay,” zuihitsu often consists of loosely connected pieces of prose and fragmented ideas of varied lengths that typically respond to the author’s surroundings. Join Yaddyra Peralta a poet and writer, in this hands-on workshop and learn to write your own original haiku and zuihitsu using our own Japanese garden as your inspiration. This workshop is provided in collaboration with the Palm Beach Poetry Festival www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

TIME: 11:00am—12:30pm*
PRICE: FREE with paid museum admission
LOCATION: Morikami Theater

Reservations are required for all groups of 10 or more.

*Please note that the time has been corrected from the brochure.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

This workshop is taught by poet Yaddyra Peralta, a poet who teaches writing and literature at Broward College and Miami Dade College. Her poems have been published in Eight Miami Poets (Jai Alai Books) and Ghazals for James Foley (Hinchas Press). Her work has also appeared in Ploughshares, Jai Alai, Abe’s Penny, Tigertail, The New Poet, and Hinchas de Poesia. In 2013, she was a Visiting Writer at the Betsy Hotel’s Writer’s Room in South Miami Beach, Florida and one of six collaborative Helen M. Salzberg Artists-in-Residence at Florida Atlantic University’s Jaffe Center for the Book Arts where she contributed to the collaborative artists’ book Conversation, Too (Extra Virgin Press).  She is the Assistant Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival and has an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University.

THE ART OF JAPANESE GIFT PRESENTATION

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Learn the customs and art of Japanese gift presentation in this hands-on workshop. Combining traditions with contemporary aesthetics, participants are introduced to the beauty of Japanese packaging and design, often times incorporating natural and unconventional materials.  Learn to wrap with washi (Japanese traditional handmade paper), create uniquely designed boxes, and other techniques to give your gift an Asian-inspired elegance.

Workshop tools and materials will be provided for the participants to use.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

TIMES: 10:30am—12:00pm or 1:30pm—3:00pm
PRICE: $35
MATERIAL FEE: $10 (payable in cash to the instructor)
LOCATION: Classroom A

Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Reiko Nishioka, recently retired after 20 years of service as Morikami’s Director of Education, continues to research and teach about Japanese culture.  Her creative flair, sense of design, and fascination with Japanese packaging come together in this original workshop.

BASICS OF SUSHI

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Sushi has entered the American palate as a cultural influence from Japan.  But do you know what sushi is? Few know that sushi is not actually raw fish, but rice made with a bit of vinegar and sugar. Served with a variety of accompaniments, cooked or raw fish and vegetables, it can take many forms.

Participants in this hands-on workshop, led by Mitsutoshi Sekita, a sushi chef in Plantation, will learn cultural information about sushi, how to make sushi, and, of course, will enjoy eating sushi!

Sunday: March 26, 2017 | April 9, 2017

TIME: 10:00am—12:00pm
PRICE: $70
LOCATION: Oki Education Center
MATERIALS: bring a sharp 7-8 inch knife, a cutting board approximately 10” x 15”, an apron and a dish towel

Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

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