November fun at Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens (Delray Beach)

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 November fun at Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens (Delray Beach)

NOVEMBER HAPPENINGS:

New Anime Architecture Exhibit, Mini Kotatsu-Making, and Koto Music Classes at

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

 

November workshops, classes, and demonstrations:

 

Fridays, November 1, 8, 15, 22

Sumi-e Ink Painting (Class)
Time: Floral – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Landscape – 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Cost: $60 (Morikami Members $55) Advance Registration Required

Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. For required materials or to register, visit morikami.org.

 

Saturday, November 2

Shibori Indigo (Workshop)

Time: 10am – 4pm
Cost: $50 Advance Registration Required

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 a set of special dinner napkins for your home. For required materials or to register, visit morikami.org.

 

Saturday, November 2

Tea Ceremony (Workshop)
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Cost: $40 Advance Registration Required

The 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 be a guest, how to make a bowl of tea, and serve it.  To register, visit morikami.org.

 

Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19

Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Ikenobo School (Class)
Time: Beginners – 11am – 1pm

Intermediate – 1pm – 3pm*

Cost: $60 (Morikami Members $52.50) Advance Registration Required
*Intermediate courses are for students with prior experience or have taken at least three sessions of Ikebana classes.

Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. Dating back to the 15th century, the Ikenobo School is the oldest and most traditional. Students in this course learn the basic principles and style of Ikenobo, creating fresh flower arrangements each week to take home and enjoy. For required materials or to register, visit morikami.org.

 

Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20

Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School (Class)

Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Cost: $60 (Morikami Members $52.50) Advance Registration Required
Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various different schools of study, each with unique philosophies and aesthetics. The Sogetsu School is a contemporary school which focuses on the creativity and individuality of ikebana. The idea is that ikebana can be done by anyone, anywhere, with almost anything. Students will learn the basics of Sogetsu and create pieces each week to take home and enjoy. For required materials or to register, visit morikami.org.

 

Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21

Sumi-e Ink Painting (Floral style for Beginners) (Class)
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Cost: $45 (Morikami Members $41) Advance Registration Required

Sumi-e is a form of Japanese ink painting brought from China in the 12th century. Primarily done in black ink, the name literally means “charcoal drawing” in Japanese. Students grind their own ink using an ink stick and a grinding stone and learn to hold and utilize brushes to create the primary sumi-e brushstrokes. Floral and landscape classes will start with a review of the basic techniques before moving on to the main subject. For required materials or to register, visit morikami.org.

 

New Exhibition!

Anime Architecture 

On view November 9, 2019 – April 3, 2020

Anime Architecture traces the architectural world-building process of Japan’s most influential animated science fiction films. In order to highlight the artists, designers, and directors of the meticulous backdrops that bring to life the futuristic urban environments of anime, curator Stefan Riekeles of Berlin spent years compiling these works. The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens is the only U.S. venue hosting this special exhibition. From location photographs and concept sketches as detailed pencil drawings, through to final expressions as cells in full color, Anime Architecture reveals some of the intricacies of the creative processes behind Japan’s ultramodern animated films. More than 100 works on exhibit include clips of Patlabor: The Movie, Tezuka Osamu’s MetropolisGhost in the Shell, and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence. Among the beautiful hand-illustrations are works by famous animators: Ogura Hiromasa, Watabe Takashi, Higami Haruhiko, Oshii Mamoru and Takeuchi Atsushi. All of these artists worked during the peak of the use of hand-drawn techniques in animation; this has become a fading art form as artists today construct most films digitally from conception to completion. Presented in association with Les Jardins des Pilotes für Kunst und Kultur.

 

Dates vary

Sado: Tea Ceremony (Class)
Time: Beginners – November 7, 21 or November 10, 17, 10:15am – 12:15pm
Intermediate – November 10, 17, 1pm – 4pm

Cost: $55 (Morikami Members $50) Advance Registration Required

Expand upon your knowledge of Japanese tea ceremony in this hands-on class. Perform traditional Japanese tea ceremony, with its ever-evolving seasonal subtleties, in the authentic Seishin-an Tea House under the guidance of instructor Yoshiko Hardick. The tea ceremony changes from month to month and from season to season. Intermediate course requires approval by the instructor before registering. To register, visit morikami.org.

 

Sundays, November 10, 17, 24, December 8, 15

The Art of Bonsai (Class)
Time: Beginners – 1pm – 4pm

Intermediate – 9am – 12pm
Cost: $91 (Morikami Members $81) Advance Registration Required
Bonsai means “a tree in a tray.” The art of bonsai creates the illusion of age and maturity of a tree which has developed and sustained the effects of nature for many years. Students of bonsai learn to artfully trim and train a tree in a container. For a list of required materials or to register, visit morikami.org.

 

Wednesdays, November 13, 20; December 4, 11, 18
Japanese Traditional Music: Koto (Intermediate) (Class)
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: $155 (Morikami Members $150) Advance Registration Required

The Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th centuries. Learn about the history, culture and techniques in how to play this exquisite instrument in this 5-week course. Instruments will be provided for participants to use in the class. This class is for students with experience in koto. To register, visit morikami.org.

 

Saturday, November 16
Family Fun: Mini Kotatsu
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Cost: FREE for members or with paid museum admission. No Reservation Required

Come make your own miniature kotatsu, a heated table used during cold months in Japan. Personalize one and cozy up your space.

 

Saturday, November 16
Sado: The Way of Tea (Demonstration)
Time: 12pm, 1:30pm or 3pm
Cost: $5 with paid museum admission. No Reservation Required

Observe Japanese sadō, an ever-changing demonstration rich in seasonal subtleties. Your involvement in the true spirit of sadō — harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), tranquility (jaku) — along with a sip of matcha green tea and a sweet will help you bring a calm perspective into your busy life. No reservations necessary unless for a group of 10 or more – to reserve, please call 561-233-1367.

 

Saturday, November 16

Block Printing Workshop (Worskhop)
Time: 10:30am – 12:30pm

Cost: $50 Advance Registration Required

Japan has a long, rich history of woodblock printing, called mokuhanga, dating back to the 11th century. The ukiyo-e genre of block prints flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries.  The Morikami is offering a workshop with a modern twist on this ancient art form, carving and printing linoleum blocks to create unique and exciting imagery. Instructor Brian Reedy has been teaching this method for over 20 years, and offers an approach that is easily accessible for beginners, yet challenging for seasoned artists. For more information or to register, visit www.morikami.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Saturdays, November 23, December 7, 14, 21, January 4
Japanese Traditional Music: Koto (Beginner) (Class)
Time: Beginner Level I – 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Beginner Level II – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Cost: $155 (Morikami Members $150) Advance Registration Required

The Koto is a traditional Japanese stringed instrument first introduced to Japan from China in the 7th-8th centuries. Learn about the history, culture and techniques in how to play this exquisite instrument in this 5-week course. Instruments will be provided for participants to use in the class. To register, visit morikami.org.

 

About Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2017, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens has been a center for Japanese art and culture in South Florida since opening in 1977. Morikami invites guests to discover its South Florida’s history, connection with Japan, and explore a series of six diverse gardens, each inspired by a different historical period and style of Japanese gardening. Visitors experience traditional and contemporary Japanese culture through engaging exhibits, varied educational programs and seasonal events, a world-class bonsai display, Pan-Asian cuisine, and a distinctive museum store. The Morikami Museum is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

 

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