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Japan: History, art, and culture

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Japan is an intricate blend of East and West, but is a culture unlike no other.  Although it borrowed much from China, including Buddhism and its writing system, its geographic location helped to create something quite unique.

 

We will learn the history, learn to appreciate the art and music of one of the most amazing countries!  In addition to in-depth weekly reading assignments and worksheets:

  • Making sushi
  • Woodblock printing
  • Sumi-E Japanese painting
  • Making a Carp kite
  • Painting in a style of Hokusai
  • Creating our own masks
  • Painting a porcelain bowl
  • Origami
  • Drawing Anime characters
  • Karaoke …. and so much more!

Location:  Ridgewood

 

 

Japan – Winter 2020 Dates:

Sold out: Sunday: Jan 12, 26, Feb 2, 9, 23, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   (10 classes)

Sold out: Wednesday: Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25  (10 classes)

1 spot left: Friday: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 21, 28, Mar 6, 13, 20 (10 classes)

 

China – Fall 2019 Dates (Sold Out):

Wednesdays: Sept 18, 25; Oct 2, 16, 23, 30; Nov 13, 20; Dec 4, 11

Sundays: Sept 15, 22; Oct 6, 20, 27; Nov 3, 17, 24; Dec 8, 15 

Fridays: Sept 13, 20, 27;  Oct 4, 18, 25; Nov 1, 15, 22; Dec 6

 

FALL:  China

WINTER:  Japan

SPRING: India

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Japan: History, art, and culture

Japan is an intricate blend of East and West, but is a culture unlike no other.  Although it borrowed much from China, including Buddhism and its writing system, its geographic location helped to create something quite unique.

 

We will learn the history, learn to appreciate the art and music of one of the most amazing countries!  In addition to in-depth weekly reading assignments and worksheets:

  • Making sushi
  • Painting a porcelain bowl in Japanese style
  • Woodblock printing
  • Sumi-E Japanese painting
  • Making a Carp kite
  • Painting in a style of Hokusai
  • Creating our own masks
  • Origami
  • Drawing Anime characters
  • Karaoke …. and so much more!

Location:  Ridgewood

 

Japan – Winter 2020 Dates:

Sold out: Sunday: Jan 12, 26, Feb 2, 9, 23, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29   (10 classes)

Sold out: Wednesday: Jan 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25  (10 classes)

Sold out: Friday: Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 21, 28, Mar 6, 13, 20 (10 classes)

 

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China – Fall 2019 Dates (Sold Out):

Wednesdays: Sept 18, 25; Oct 2, 16, 23, 30; Nov 13, 20; Dec 4, 11

Sundays: Sept 15, 22; Oct 6, 20, 27; Nov 3, 17, 24; Dec 8, 15 

Fridays: Sept 13, 20, 27;  Oct 4, 18, 25; Nov 1, 15, 22; Dec 6

 

FALL:  China

WINTER:  Japan

SPRING: India

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Date

Sun 10:00-11:30am Age 7-9, in Russian, Wed 5:00-6:30pm Age 8-10, in English, Fri 4:00-5:30pm Age 10+, in Russian

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