Workshops

Updated Health & Safety Guidelines

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 Ramen Spoon Carving Sado Tea Shibori Indigo Sushi Taiko (Drumming) Youth Music Camp

 

Children in Kimono playing Koto
Guest Artist Workshops
Youth Summer Music & Culture Camp
Sponsored by Batchelor Foundation and Residence Inn Boca Raton by Marriott
Campers will learn to play traditional Japanese instruments from professional musicians, experience Japanese culture, and participate in fun craft activities. Dr. Amato will lead the basic koto workshops, teaching the students how to use tsume (finger picks), how to read Japanese musical notation and how to execute basic koto performance techniques through simple compositions. Members of the local Fushu Daiko Taiko group will teach the basics of traditional Japanese drumming.
9:00AM, Monday, June 21, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
9:00AM, Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
9:00AM, Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
9:00AM, Thursday, June 24, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
9:00AM, Friday, June 25, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
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
Educational Programming
Registration Opens for the 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 season runs from October 2021 through the summer of 2022.  

10:00AM, Sunday, August 1, 2021
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
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
Adult Workshop
The Joy of Carving - Chirirenge Ramen Spoon Edition
Chirirenge in Japanese is the name of the soup spoons from Asia and used as ramen spoons in Japan. Unlike the western spoon, it has a flat bottom and is deep to hold more soup. The handle is curved upwards and the shape mimics a fallen petal of the lotus flower called renge in Japanese. The word chiri means “to fall off.”
10:30AM, Saturday, August 28, 2021
Cornell Cafe
This is a 3-Day Workshop Saturday, Aug. 28, Sept. 4, and 11, 2021
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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Please be advised:

In accordance with CDC guidelines and Palm Beach County directive issued May 17, 2021, fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear facial coverings in the museum and gardens.
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