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All programs are free for JANM members and included with admission for non-members, unless otherwise noted. Events are subject to change.

Reservations are recommended for most programs; you may use the links below. You may also RSVP by emailing rsvp@janm.org or calling 213.625.0414 at least 48 hours in advance. Please indicate the name, date, and time of the program, as well as your name and the number of people in your party. For all ticketed events (classes, workshops, food tours, etc.), pre-payment is required to hold your space. Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance or no refund will be issued.

 

Saturday, February 29, 2020
12:00 PM—3:00 PM

Hinamatsuri Workshop: Kokeshi Doll Art with Mari Inukai

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SOLD OUT

In celebration of Hinamatsuri (Girls’ Day), paint your own prince and princess kokeshi doll set with artist Mari Inukai. Bring pictures of your favorite flowers and textile samples as reference material to paint your doll’s kimono. All generations welcome!

Limited to 10 participants, however, to encourage collaboration, guests who wish to work together may sign up as a single participant; each participant group/team will then receive one set of dolls to work on, and pay a single participant fee.

$20 members, $25 non-members. Museum admission included. Limited to 10 participants. If you have questions, please contact visitorservices@janm.org.

This event is sold out. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email visitorservices@janm.org to be notified if spaces open up.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, March 14, 2020
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Indigo and Shibori in the 21st Century

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Saturday–Sunday, March 14–15
11 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)

In this two-day workshop led by Glennis Dolce, continue working with indigo and shibori dyeing using a broad selection of beautiful fabrics, both vintage and unique. Shibori techniques of itajime, arashi, nui, and more will be practiced with both new and continuing students, with a focus on combining techniques.

Bring scissors and a seam ripper. All fabrics and dyes and other materials are supplied. Please wear workshop attire.

$72 members, $90 non-members, plus $40 materials fee due to instructor at the beginning of class (cash only). Limited to 20 participants. Museum admission included.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, May 2, 2020
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Natural Plant Dyeing—Kusakizome

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Saturday–Sunday, May 2–3
11 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)

Discover the world of color in Nature! Learn about kusakizome, which translates to “plant dyeing,” in a two-day workshop led by Glennis Dolce. Kusakizome has a long tradition in Japan with in-season plant materials collected regionally and used for different purposes.

We will continue our explorations using natural plant materials locally sourced. A swatch book will be created by each participant. New and returning participants encouraged. On the second day, participants will dye a silk scarf using the dyes.

Bring scissors and a notebook. $72 members, $90 non-members, plus $40 materials fee due to instructor at beginning of class (cash only). All fabrics and dyes and other materials are supplied. Please wear workshop attire. Limited to 20 participants. Museum admission included.

In the Nancy K. Araki Community Education Center

Saturday, May 16, 2020
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Jewelry Workshop: The Wonderful World of Washi

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Saturday–Sunday, May 16–17
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Learn how to make your own gorgeous jewelry!

Chigire is a form of washi, traditional Japanese paper, that comes in solid colors. In this workshop, participants will use several forms of washi to cover wooden beads of various shapes and sizes. They will then use their decorated beads to form a truly unique necklace and earrings set.

Please bring a pair of sharp scissors, a snack, and a desire to practice and learn technical skills such as looping, wrapping, and clasping. Everything else will be supplied. $64 members, $80 non-members, plus $25 materials fee due to the instructor at the beginning of class (cash only). Museum admission included. Limited to 12 participants.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, June 6, 2020
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Indigo and Shibori in the 21st Century

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Saturday–Sunday, June 6–7
11 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)

In this two-day workshop led by Glennis Dolce, continue working with indigo and shibori dyeing using a broad selection of beautiful fabrics, both vintage and unique. Shibori techniques of itajime, arashi, nui, and more will be practiced with both new and continuing students, with a focus on combining techniques.

Bring scissors and a seam ripper. All fabrics and dyes and other materials are supplied. Please wear workshop attire.

$72 members, $90 non-members, plus $40 materials fee due to instructor at the beginning of class (cash only). Limited to 20 participants. Museum admission included.

In the Nancy K. Araki Community Education Center

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