Workshops

Morikami hosts 1 and 2-day workshops on diverse cultural arts and languages taught by local and guest instructors. Regular workshops run at least an hour and a half and include museum admission in the price. Mini workshops are one hour and do not include museum admission at a reduced price. 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.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: 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.

REGISTRATION: All programs are open for registration on August 1st of each year for the upcoming season. Each season runs from October through the summer of the next year.

Explore each workshop page or browse the full list.

Bamboo Basket Making Bamboo Fan Making Block Printing Calligraphy (Adult) Calligraphy (Youth) Furoshiki Fabric Wrapping Gift Presentation Japanese Traditional Music Kintsugi (Mending broken pottery) Kite Making Kokedama Moss Ball Kurinuki (Hand built ceramics) Origami (Adult)  Origami (Youth) Poetry Ramen Spoon Carving Sado Tea Shibori Indigo Indigo Katazome Sumi-e Brush Making Sushi Taiko (Drumming) (Adult) Taiko (Drumming) (Youth) Youth Music Camp

 

Sado: Tea Ceremony Workshop
Omotesenke School
This workshop teaches the basics of sadō – The Way of Tea – necessary to understand the aesthetics of sadō and to fully enjoy the tea ceremony itself. Participants become familiar with how to participate as a guest, how to make a bowl of tea, and serve it.
1:00PM, Saturday, April 20, 2024
Tea House
1:00PM, Saturday, June 8, 2024
Tea House
1:00PM, Saturday, September 14, 2024
Tea House
Adult Workshop
The Way Of Taiko: The Heartbeat Of Japan
Traditional Drum Workshop
The workshop includes an introduction to the history of taiko. Participants are taught how to understand sounds and movements, i.e., how to connect nature and the meaning of body movement. They become familiar with the way of taiko and drumming techniques. Instruments are provided for you.
11:00AM, Sunday, April 21, 2024
Morikami Theater
Workshop for Adults
Shibori Indigo Workshop
The use of indigo dye, or aizome, has a long and cherished history in Japan. The deep blue colors for which Japanese textiles are celebrated come from the leaves of the tade ai, a plant introduced to Japan from China in the sixth century. Shibori is a Japanese technique of manual resist dyeing used to make patterns on fabrics. Learn various shibori techniques and get a chance to make your own shibori creation.
10:00AM, Saturday, April 27, 2024
Oki Education Center
Bamboo
Poetry Workshop: The Haibun Journey: A Narrative of Insight and Discovery
In this workshop, participants will learn about the traditional and contemporary use of the form, through reading of various examples, and learn various techniques for writing successful haibun.
11:00AM, Saturday, April 27, 2024
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Adult 2-Day Workshop
Indigo Katazome Workshop
Katazome is a Japanese resist process used for hundreds of years in Japanese textiles. Traditional artisans created a resist paste made from a rice flour mixture and applied it to cloth through the use of elaborately hand-carved stencils. Where ever this paste is applied will resist the dye, creating a pattern. Traditionally katazome is dyed with indigo to create the traditional white and blue of many Japanese textiles.
10:00AM, Saturday, May 18, 2024
Oki Education Center
Youth Origami Workshop
Grades 3rd – 12th
Make unique pieces of art with paper! Learn how to make origami by using various techniques and simple folds.
11:30AM, Saturday, June 8, 2024
Oki Education Center
Guest Artist Workshop:
Bamboo Basket-Making Workshop
Learn the art of bamboo basket making from a master bamboo craftsman.
Learn the art of bamboo basket making from a master bamboo craftsman, Akihiro Mashimo, from Kyoto, Japan in this hands-on workshop. Learn the history and beauty of bamboo craftsmanship, and how to apply traditional techniques combined with contemporary design to create your own sculptural bamboo basket form to take home.
10:00AM, Sunday, June 9, 2024
Oki Education Center
Bamboo Basket-Making Workshop | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Guest Artist Workshop:
Uchiwa Bamboo Fan Making Workshop
Learn the art of bamboo basket making from a master bamboo craftsman.
Learn the art of bamboo fan making from a master bamboo craftsman, Yoshimi Ishiyama, from Kyoto, Japan in this hands-on workshop. Learn the history and beauty of bamboo craftsmanship, and how to apply traditional techniques combined with contemporary design to create your own uchiwa, a bamboo paddle fan to take home.
1:30PM, Sunday, June 9, 2024
Oki Education Center
Bamboo Basket-Making Workshop | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Children in Kimono playing Koto
Guest Artist Workshops
Youth Summer Music & Culture Camp
(Grade 3rd – 12th)

Campers will be immersed in Japanese culture participating in fun craft activities, Japanese cultural arts, and exciting music classes which include the 13-string koto (zither) and taiko drums, taught by professional musicians, Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto, Koto instructor and members from the Fushu Daiko Taiko group. All materials and Instruments that campers need are provided for their use at camp.

9:00AM, Monday, June 24, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Guest Artist Youth & Adult Workshops
Japanese Traditional Music Workshops: Koto with Shirley Kazuyo Muramoto
Sponsored by Toshiba International Foundation
There will be two opportunities for adults to take the Japanese traditional music workshops at the Morikami Museum. Instruments and sheet music will be provided for use in the workshops.
9:00AM, Saturday, June 29, 2024
Morikami Theater
Grade 3rd – 12th
Calligraphy Youth Workshop
Learn how to write your name and some Japanese words with ink and brush, two traditional calligraphy writing implements in this hands-on workshop.
11:30AM, Saturday, July 13, 2024
Oki Education Center
Adult Workshop
The Art of Kokedama
Japanese art of growing plants in a moss-covered ball of soil.
Kokedama is the Japanese art of growing plants in a moss-covered ball of soil. It is wrapped with string and contains an ornamental plant growing inside. These beautiful and decorative plants bring an organic and natural touch to planting orchids, succulents, and other ornamental plants. Learn the mechanics of how to make kokedama, creating two regular size and one small one to decorate your home or to give away to a special person.
10:00AM, Saturday, July 27, 2024
Oki Education Center
Educational Programming
Registration Opens for the NEW Season Today
All programs open for Registration and Ticket purchase(s).
The season runs from October of the present year through the summer of the following year. The season is available for registration and ticket purchases on August 1st every year.
10:00AM, Thursday, August 1, 2024
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

 

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