The last Sushi & Stroll may mark the end of summer fun, but rest assured that our 2015-2016 class schedule is sure to pack quite an educational punch! Learn about the many different programs available to adults throughout the coming season and register now to round out your cultural skillset. Whether you’re interested in speaking Japanese or learning to capture the serene beauty of landscapes through ink, Morikami has you covered:
Price: 4-week session: $60 (Members $55) | 3-week session: $45 (Members $41)
Materials: Orchid-bamboo brush*, small flow brush* (optional, 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.
Description: Sumi-e, literally “charcoal drawing,” 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 brushstrokes to capture the beauty of flowers and bamboo or mimic sweeping landscapes.
Start dates: Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Jan. 7, Feb. 4, Mar. 3, Apr. 7, May 5 & Sept 1
Art of Bonsai: Beginner or Intermediate Class*
Price: $91 (Members $81)
Material fee: $45 cash (Beginner level only)
Materials (Beginner): The material fee includes a bonsai learning manual, pruning tool, one beginner’s bonsai tree, a bonsai pot, and the use of wire and bonsai soil. All materials should be purchased in the classroom, or brought on the first day of class.
Materials (Intermediate): Students in this intermediate level class are asked to bring their own tree, pruning tools, bonsai pots, soil and wire as needed. Some materials may be purchased from the instructor.
Description: Explore techniques to artfully train and trim your own trees using the ancient art of bonsai, which creates the illusion of maturity in a tree no matter its actual age.
Start dates: Oct. 4, Jan. 3, & Feb. 14
Price: $55 (Members $50)
Description: Learn to perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of Master Soei Chieko Mihori. Tea Ceremony Workshop (offered in November, January and March) is a prerequisite for this class.
Start dates: Oct. 4, Nov. 8, Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, Mar. 6, Apr. 10, May 1 & June 5
Price: $90 (Members $80)
Materials: Japanese for Busy People I (3rd edition, CD with paperback, kana version) Kana Workbook (revised 3rd edition) is recommended for students who have not mastered hiragana and katakana.
Description: Japanese Language Level I and II cover Lessons 1-14 and introduce hiragana and katakana. Japanese Language Level III and IV covers Lessons 15-25 and an introduction to writing kanji.
Start dates: Oct. 4, Jan. 3 & Mar. 13
Price: 4-week session: $70 (Members $60), Flower fee $80 | 3-week session: $52.50 (Members $45), Flower fee $60
Materials: Flower cutting scissors, two flower containers – one tall and one shallow or bowl (1.5″ or 2″ deep), a #8 flower pin holder (kenzan). The #8 kenzan (size 3″) can be purchased from the instructor. The 3″ pin holder can also be purchased at the museum store.
Description: The Ikenobo School of Ikebana flower arrangement is the oldest and most traditional. Students in this course learn the basic principles and styles of Ikenobo, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy.
Start dates: Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, Jan. 5, Feb. 2, Mar. 1, Apr. 5 & May 3
Price: 4-week session: $70 (Members $60), Flower fee $60 | 3-week session: $52.50 (Members $45), Flower fee $30
Materials: Ikebana flower scissors and pin holders (kenzan), free form Moribana or Nageire containers, Sogetsu textbooks 3 & 4. Materials should be purchased in the classroom.
Description: Students in this course expand on the principles and contemporary styles learned in the introductory course, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy.
Start dates: Oct. 9, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar. 4, Apr. 1 & May 6
Price: 4-week session: $70 (Members $60), Flower fee $40 | 3-week session: $52.50 (Members $45), Flower fee $30
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.
Description: Learn the basic principles and styles of the contemporary Sogetsu School, creating fresh flower arrangements each week. This introductory course is a prerequisite for Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School.
Start dates: Jan. 6, Feb. 3, Mar. 2 & Apr. 6