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

CANCELLED: Two-Day Jewelry Workshop: The Wonderful World of Washi

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UPDATE (4/3/20): This workshop has been cancelled.

 

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

Learn how to make your own gorgeous jewelry!

Chigirie is a form of washi, handmade Japanese paper, that is produced only in solid colors which artisans carefully tear into fragments to create distinct color areas. In this workshop, participants will use both chigirie and washi to cover wooden beads of various shapes. They will then use their decorated beads combined with commercial components to create 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, May 2, 2020
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

CANCELLED: Two-Day Workshop: Natural Plant Dyeing—Kusakizome

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UPDATE (4/3/20): This workshop has been cancelled.

 

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, March 14, 2020
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

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

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UPDATE (4/3/20): This workshop has been cancelled.

 

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.

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, February 22, 2020

Two-Day Jewelry Workshop: The Wonderful World of Washi

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SOLD OUT

Saturday, February 22: 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday, February 23: 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Learn how to make your own gorgeous jewelry!

Washi is a traditional Japanese handmade decorative paper made from the inner bark of plants such as mulberry, bamboo, and wisteria. The intertwining fibers result in a durable paper that can decorate any surface, including wooden and metal beads. In addition to making a unique washi bead necklace during the class, you will also learn how to make a matching protective purse pouch from instructors Reiko and Midori Nakano.

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.

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, January 18, 2020
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Shibori Mandalas

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Saturday–Sunday, January 18–19
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Explore the endless possibilities of mandalas in this contemporary shibori workshop, in which you’ll use colorful dyes to create eye-catching patterns for pillows, quilts, and other projects.

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

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

In the Nancy K. Araki Community Education Center

 

 

 

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