Classes

  • COVID WAIVER FORM: Due to the ongoing public health threat of COVID-19, programs are subject to change and/or cancellation.  By participating, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. A signed waiver form will be required to participate in classes and workshops.  View or Print Waiver Form Here.
  • REGISTRATION: Morikami offers an assortment of Japanese culture and art classes taught by experienced instructors. Class sessions run from 1 to 2 months each and are purchased as “session-only”, not individual classes.
    • Registration for classes or workshops closes by 4:00 pm the day before the 1st class. For those happening on the weekend, they close the Friday prior by 2:00 pm.
    • In the event of a cancellation, a refund will be issued to registrants.
  • AGE REQUIREMENT: Please know that unless otherwise stated as “Youth” all classes and workshops are for adults and teenagers 15 years and older. We will allow some younger youth on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact the Education Program Coordinator at (561) 233-1367 if you would like to enroll a younger youth in a program.

All programs are OPEN FOR REGISTRATION on AUGUST 1st of each year for the upcoming season. Each season runs from October of the current year through the summer of the next year.

Explore each class page or browse the full list.

Bonsai Ikebana Ikenobo Ikebana Sogetsu Koto Nihongo Language I & II Nihongo Language III & IV Sado Beginner Sado Intermediate Sumi-e Floral Sumi-e Landscape

Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Ikebana Sogetsu Class
Wednesday Sessions
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 will learn the basics of Sogetsu and create pieces each week to take home and enjoy. Beginners and Intermediate students welcome!
10:00AM, Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Oki Education Center
Beginners - Advance registration required
Ikebana Flower Arrangement
Ikebana Sogetsu Class
Wednesday Sessions
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 will learn the basics of Sogetsu and create pieces each week to take home and enjoy. Beginners and Intermediate students welcome!
1:30PM, Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Oki Education Center
Intermediate - Advance registration required
Tea ceremony
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
Thursday & Sunday Sessions
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Thursday, June 2, 2022
Tea House
Advance registration required
Hand using sumi-e brush
Ink Painting | Beginner & Intermediate
Sumi-E Floral
Thursday & Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
10:30AM, Thursday, June 2, 2022
Oki Education Center
Advance registration required
Hand using sumi-e brush
Ink Painting | Beginner & Intermediate
Sumi-E Floral
Thursday & Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
10:30AM, Friday, June 3, 2022
Oki Education Center
Advance registration required
Sumi-e mountain range
Ink Painting | Beginner & Intermediate
Sumi-E Landscape
Friday Sessions
Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. Beginners welcome!
1:30PM, Friday, June 3, 2022
Oki Education Center
Advance registration required
Tea ceremony
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
Thursday & Sunday Sessions
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Sunday, June 5, 2022
Tea House
Advance registration required
Tea ceremony
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Sundays
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
1:00PM, Sunday, June 5, 2022
Tea House
Tea ceremony
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
Thursday & Sunday Sessions
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Sunday, July 10, 2022
Tea House
Advance registration required
Tea ceremony
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Sundays
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
1:00PM, Sunday, July 10, 2022
Tea House
Tea ceremony
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
Thursday & Sunday Sessions
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Thursday, July 14, 2022
Tea House
Advance registration required
Educational Programming
Registration Opens for the NEW Season Today
All programs open for Registration and Ticket purchase(s).

Please go here, "Upcoming Events" to view all upcoming programming. For a specific program follow the links below: Class Workshop Cultural demonstration Lecture Film Special program The season runs from October of the present year through the summer of the following year.  

10:00AM, Monday, August 1, 2022
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Tea ceremony
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
Thursday & Sunday Sessions
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Sunday, September 11, 2022
Tea House
Advance registration required
Tea ceremony
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Intermediate Sundays
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season.
1:00PM, Sunday, September 11, 2022
Tea House
Tea ceremony
Tea Ceremony Class
Sado: Beginner
Thursday & Sunday Sessions
Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season. The Beginners class and Intermediate class will share one class session together.
10:15AM, Thursday, September 15, 2022
Tea House
Advance registration required
Educational Programming
Registration Opens for the NEW Season Today
All programs open for Registration and Ticket purchase(s).

Please go here, "Upcoming Events" to view all upcoming programming. For a specific program follow the links below: Class Workshop Cultural demonstration Lecture Film Special program The season runs from October of the present year through the summer of the following year.  

10:00AM, Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Educational Programming
Registration Opens for the NEW Season Today
All programs open for Registration and Ticket purchase(s).

Please go here, "Upcoming Events" to view all upcoming programming. For a specific program follow the links below: Class Workshop Cultural demonstration Lecture Film Special program The season runs from October of the present year through the summer of the following year.  

10:00AM, Thursday, August 1, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Educational Programming
Registration Opens for the NEW Season Today
All programs open for Registration and Ticket purchase(s).

Please go here, "Upcoming Events" to view all upcoming programming. For a specific program follow the links below: Class Workshop Cultural demonstration Lecture Film Special program The season runs from October of the present year through the summer of the following year.  

10:00AM, Friday, August 1, 2025
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

If you would like to be on a waiting list for a sold-out session, please email Lisa Niven (Education Program Coordinator) at lniven@pbcgov.org to add your name. Let her know how many spaces you need and for which session(s).  If space opens up she will contact you for registration.

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