Workshops

Program registrations are now open.

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.  In the event of a cancellation, a refund will be issued to registrants.

Morikami hosts 1 and 2-day workshops on diverse cultural arts and language 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 in the reduced price. Registration for classes or workshops close by 4:00pm the day before the 1st class. For those happening on the weekend they close the Friday prior by 2:00pm.

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 through the summer of the next year.

Explore each workshop page or browse the full list.

Block Printing Calligraphy Adult Calligraphy Youth Furoshiki (Fabric Wrapping) Gift Presentation Haiku Japanese Traditional Music Kokedama Koto Nihongo Language Intensive 1 Nihongo Language Intensive 2 Nihongo Language Intensive 3 Origami Youth Sado Tea Shibori Indigo Sushi Taiko (Drumming) Youth Music Camp

 

Dyed fabric drying on a line
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. In our October session, make a set of special dinner napkins for your home. Come to our February session and make a shibori scarf for your wardrobe or for a special someone. In March, cook in style by making your own shibori apron to wear.
10:00AM, Saturday, October 3, 2020
Oki Education Center
shibori Aprons
10:00AM, Saturday, February 20, 2021
Oki Education Center
shibori Napkin I - Beginner
10:00AM, Saturday, March 6, 2021
Oki Education Center
shibori Napkin II - Advanced
10:00AM, Saturday, April 3, 2021
Oki Education Center
shibori Scarves
Language Lessons
Nihongo: Japanese Intensive Workshop I
2-Day Workshop
This workshop is an introduction to the Japanese language. It covers the basics, an introduction to hiragana, and Unit 1 of the required text. There are no prerequisites for this workshop. Students who take workshop 1-A may continue to Nihongo Intensive II Workshop or the Nihongo Level I Part 2 class. Students who take workshop 1-B must continue to Nihongo Intensive Workshop II, as it overlaps with the Nihongo Level I Part 2 class.
12:00PM, Saturday, October 24, 2020
Off-site
Virtual Online Class
12:00PM, Saturday, January 9, 2021
Off-site
Virtual Online Class
Adult Workshop
The Art of Kokedama
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, brings 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, December 5, 2020
Oki Education Center
Material Fee: $15 (cash payable to the instructor) 10:00am-12:30pm or 2:00pm-4:30pm (2 sessions offered)
Assorted gift-wrapped items
The Art of Japanese Gift Presentation Workshop
Learn the customs and art of Japanese gift presentation in this hands-on workshop. Combining traditional 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.
1:30PM, Saturday, December 12, 2020
Oki Education Center
Kaiju Block Print
Block Printing Workshop
Japan has a long, rich history of woodblock printing, called mokuhanga, dating back to the 11th century. The ukiyo-e genre of block prints flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries.  Morikami is offering a workshop with a modern twist on this ancient art form, where participants can carve and print with linoleum blocks to create unique and exciting imagery.
10:30AM, Saturday, December 19, 2020
Oki Education Center
Bamboo
Senryu: Haiku’s Cousin Workshop
A 13th Annual Collaboration with the Palm Beach Poetry Festival
In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of the Japanese literary form of senryu, the lighthearted cousin of the haiku. Consisting of three lines of approximately 17 syllables, the senryu is often called “the human haiku.” Unlike the haiku which focuses on the natural world, the senryu approaches humans and human emotions, the good and the bad, from a humorous perspective.
11:00AM, Thursday, January 7, 2021
Kamiya Room (Classroom A)
Hand and Calligraphy paper
Adult Workshop
Japanese Calligraphy Workshop for Beginners
Learn brush strokes using sumi (charcoal) ink and a brush to write Japanese characters. After practicing on paper you will create a final calligraphy piece on shikishi board to take home. Just bring your curiosity!
11:30AM, Saturday, January 16, 2021
Oki Education Center
Hands with sticks beating drums
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, January 24, 2021
Morikami Theater
11:00AM, Sunday, March 14, 2021
Morikami Theater
Fabric Wrapped Box
The Art Of Japanese Fabric Wrapping
Furoshiki Workshop
People have used furoshiki, a square reusable wrapping cloth, since the 16th century in a variety of ways to wrap different sized and shaped objects. Learn how to wrap a wine bottle, a watermelon, books, and make a tote bag from a furoshiki. Each participant will take home the cotton wrap cloth used during this workshop.
10:30AM, Saturday, February 13, 2021
Oki Education Center
Language Lessons
Nihongo: Japanese Intensive Workshop II
2-Day Workshop
This intensive 2-day workshop continues where you left off in Workshop I, it covers Units 2 and 3 of the required textbook and continues with hiragana reading and writing.
12:00PM, Saturday, February 13, 2021
Off-site
Virtual Online Class
Guest Artist Youth & Adult Workshops
Japanese Traditional Music Workshops: Koto with Joseph Amato
Sponsored by Batchelor Foundation and Residence Inn Boca Raton by Marriott
There will be two opportunities for adults to take the Japanese traditional music workshops at the Morikami Museum with our professional musician from Japan. Instruments and sheet music will be provided for use in the workshops.
9:00AM, Saturday, March 20, 2021
Morikami Theater
YOUTH WORKSHOP Beginners - 10:00am-12:30pm Intermediate - 2:00pm-4:30pm
9:00AM, Sunday, March 21, 2021
Morikami Theater
9:00AM, Saturday, June 26, 2021
Morikami Theater
Hands Rolling Sushi
Adult Workshop
Basics Of Sushi Workshop
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, sushi chef and owner from a Japanese restaurant in Plantation, Florida will learn cultural information about sushi, how to make sushi, and, of course, enjoy eating the sushi. Both classes teach you how to create the same sushi.
10:00AM, Sunday, March 28, 2021
Oki Education Center
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 17, 2021
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, August 7, 2021
Oki Education Center
fingers on koto
Traditional Japanese Instrument
Koto Workshop
Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th centuries. Learn the fascinating history of this exquisite instrument and how to play it in this one-day introductory workshop. Instruments will be provided for participants to use in the workshop. To further your studies on the koto, sign-up for our koto class series or summer guest artist workshops.
10:30AM, Saturday, September 18, 2021
Morikami Theater
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