Workshops

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.

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Block Printing Calligraphy Adult Calligraphy Youth Furoshiki Gift Presentation Haiku Japanese Traditional Music Koto Nihongo Language Intensive 1 Nihongo Language Intensive 2 Nihongo Language Intensive 3 Origami Youth Paper-Cutting Sado Tea Shibori Indigo Sushi Taiko Travel To Japan Youth Music Camp

 

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.
10:30AM, Saturday, December 14, 2019
Oki Education Center
1:30PM, Saturday, December 14, 2019
Oki Education Center
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, January 4, 2020
Classroom A
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 9, 2020
Morikami Theater
Hand and Calligraphy paper
Calligraphy Workshop for Adults
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 18, 2020
Oki Education Center
2:00PM, Saturday, January 18, 2020
Oki Education Center
Tea ceremony
Omotesenke School
Sado: Tea Ceremony Workshop
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.
1:30PM, Saturday, January 18, 2020
Tea House
1:30PM, Saturday, March 7, 2020
Tea House
1:30PM, Saturday, June 13, 2020
Tea House
Hands with sticks beating drums
The Way Of Taiko: The Heartbeat Of Japan 2020
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 26, 2020
Morikami Theater
2:00PM, Sunday, January 26, 2020
Morikami Theater
3:00AM, Sunday, March 8, 2020
Morikami Theater
11:00AM, Sunday, March 8, 2020
Morikami Theater
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, February 1, 2020
Oki Education Center
This workshop is SOLD OUT.

Join the waitlist in case a space opens. Email Lisa Niven at lniven@pbcgov.org Your name and phone number along with the waitlist you want to be added to.
10:00AM, Saturday, March 28, 2020
Oki Education Center
This workshop is SOLD OUT.

Join the waitlist in case a space opens. Email Lisa Niven at lniven@pbcgov.org Your name and phone number along with the waitlist you want to be added to.
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 15, 2020
Oki Education Center
1:30PM, Saturday, February 15, 2020
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 22, 2020
Classroom A
12:00PM, Saturday, March 7, 2020
Classroom A
Paper-cut fans
Guest Artist Workshops
Paper-Cutting With Hiromi Moneyhun Workshops
Sponsored by Batchelor Foundation and Residence Inn Boca Raton by Marriott
Join guest artist Hiromi Moneyhun to create a unique piece of kirie (paper cut) artwork. Be introduced to her intricate style and her inspiration to create her whimsical and bold artwork. Learn special cutting techniques and get the chance to create your own paper cut artwork to take home. In December, participants will create a one-of-a-kind kirie holiday ornament for their home or to gift to someone special.
10:00AM, Saturday, February 29, 2020
Oki Education Center
1:30PM, Saturday, February 29, 2020
Oki Education Center
Hands Rolling Sushi
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.
10:00AM, Sunday, March 22, 2020
Oki Education Center
10:00PM, Sunday, April 19, 2020
Oki Education Center
Language Lessons
Nihongo: Japanese Intensive Workshop III
2-Day Workshop
This intensive 2-day workshop continues where you left off in Workshop II, it covers Units 4 and 5 of the required textbook and completes hiragana reading and writing.
12:00PM, Saturday, April 11, 2020
Classroom A
12:00PM, Saturday, April 25, 2020
Classroom A
Travel to Japan: Intro to Language and Culture
Traveling to Japan? This one-day workshop (6-hours) will offer you a basic introduction into Japanese language and culture. Learn how to ask directions or how to order food and much more. Feel more confident while visiting the Land of the Rising Sun.
9:30AM, Saturday, April 18, 2020
Oki Education Center
Children in Kimono playing Koto
Guest Artist Workshops
Youth Summer Music & Culture Camp
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 musicians from Japan. Instruments and sheet music will be provided for use in the workshops.
9:00AM, Monday, June 22, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
9:00AM, Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
9:00AM, Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
9:00AM, Thursday, June 25, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
9:00AM, Friday, June 26, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Adults in Kimono playing Shakuhachi woodwind instrument
Guest Artist Workshops
Japanese Traditional Music Workshops
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 musicians from Japan. Instruments and sheet music will be provided for use in the workshops.
9:00AM, Saturday, June 27, 2020
Morikami Theater
Beginners
1:30PM, Saturday, June 27, 2020
Classroom A
Intermediate
9:00AM, Sunday, June 28, 2020
Morikami Theater
Intermediate
1:30PM, Sunday, June 28, 2020
Classroom A
Beginners
Calligraphy Workshop for Kids
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 18, 2020
Oki Education Center
1:30PM, Saturday, July 18, 2020
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 8, 2020
Oki Education Center
1:30PM, Saturday, August 8, 2020
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 26, 2020
Morikami Theater
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