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Saturday, January 19, 2019
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Indigo, Shibori, and the Making of an Offering Bag

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SOLD OUT

Saturday–Sunday, January 19–20
11 a.m.–4 p.m.

In a departure from the regular indigo and shibori workshop, the first day of this workshop will focus on indigo and shibori dyeing of recycled fabrics and threads. Those will then be used the following day to make a replica of a komebukuro, or offering bag. These bags, in which offerings were taken to the local temple, were originally made from either scraps of leftover and reusable household textiles or from unused family kimonos.

As inspiration as well as for construction ideas, we will study several pieces of antique boro (tattered and mended) textiles and both antique and vintage komebukuro bags. Several contemporary pieces will also be on display. Fabrics will include hemp, silk, cotton, and linen.

$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.

This workshop is sold out. To be placed on a waitlist, please email visitorservices@janm.org.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, December 29, 2018
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Learn about past and present-day Little Tokyo on a walking tour led by an in-the-know JANM docent. From murals to monuments, explore both the popular and lesser-known gems of this bustling neighborhood.

$12 members, $15 non-members. Museum admission included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting. Limited to 10 participants.

Saturday, December 22, 2018
10:15 AM—12:15 PM

Little Tokyo Walking Tour

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Learn about past and present-day Little Tokyo on a walking tour led by an in-the-know JANM docent. From murals to monuments, explore both the popular and lesser-known gems of this bustling neighborhood.

$12 members, $15 non-members. Museum admission included. Comfortable walking shoes recommended. Weather permitting. Limited to 10 participants.

Saturday, December 15, 2018
11:00 AM—2:00 PM

Japanese Watercolor Painting Workshop with Mari Inukai

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SOLD OUT

Explore the beauty of watercolors with acclaimed artist Mari Inukai. Learn the process of selecting paints and brushes and how to blend colors to create a unique palette. Make beautiful expressive marks to create flowers, birds, or whatever else you can imagine. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch and take breaks as needed.

$12 members, $15 non-members. Museum admission and materials included. Limited to 10 participants.

This workshop is sold out. To be placed on a waitlist, please email visitorservices@janm.org.

This workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles. Brushes and paints generously donated by Pentel of America.

In the Koichi & Toyo Nerio Education Center

Saturday, December 8, 2018
11:00 AM—4:00 PM

Two-Day Workshop: Shibori On!

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Saturday–Sunday, December 8–9
11 a.m.–4 p.m. (both days)

In this two-day workshop led by Glennis Dolce, continue practicing itajime, arashi, nui, and other shibori dyeing techniques on a broad selection of fabrics, and learn about dyeing threads for stitching. Bring scissors and a seam ripper.

$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, December 1, 2018
11:00 AM—1:00 PM

Origami with Ruthie Kitagawa: Holiday Wreaths and Cards

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Get ready for the holidays and learn from JANM’s resident origami expert Ruthie Kitagawa how to make a holiday-themed origami card and a wreath.

Space is limited to 15 participants. Advance purchase of a ticket is required. $12 non-members, free for JANM members. Museum admission included.

This workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.

In the Nancy K. Araki Community Education Center

 

 

 

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