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Suminagashi – Japanese Paper Marbling Workshop

January 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for an intoduction to Suminagashi/Japanese paper marbling! Suminagashi, which translates to floating black ink, is a historical meditative Japanese practice of gently floating pigments on the surface of water with a brush and then capturing the mono print image on an absorbent paper. This 2 hour workshop will present historical background and introduce the time honored technique and several artistic possibilities. Recommended for beginners. Limit of 9 students per class. All supplies provided. Class topics include: Review of Suminagashi…

Butoh: Body + Imagination Workshop

January 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Butoh: Body + Imagination  In this 4 hour workshop, we will use and go beyond the 5 basic forms. Using center (hara/tanden/dantian) work and specific imagery, we dive deep into dancing butoh. You’ll learn different techniques for releasing tension to open physically and energetically. This class uses a combination of improv and technique. Finally, using embodied imagery, we create dances that can carry us and support our daily lives. Instruction for butoh is instruction for life! This class is for dancers,…

Sumi-e Ink Painting Course

January 6, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sumi-e Painting (Beginning and Advanced) with Patricia Larkin Green  5 classes of Sumi-e (each 2 hours long). Advance at your own pace—you do not need to know how to paint with ink, all levels are welcome, and course materials will be provided. (Limit 8 Students) 5 weeks for $150.00 Drop in is $35 Time: Sundays 10:30-12:30 Dates: 1/6, 1/20, 2/3, 2/17, and 3/3 2019 Japanese ink painting, (sumi-e) is the art of painting using brush (fude), ink (sumi) and thin…

Introduction to Japanese Language

January 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn to read, write, and speak with fellow classmates at our Introduction to Japanese Language class!GENERAL INFO:‣ Price ⇰ $100.00 per student (+$27.00 for book)‣ Starts ⇰ Thursday, January 10th @ 6:00 PM‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Thursday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Meiko Fujii Sensei Please note exact class dates: 1/10, 1/19, 17, 24, 31, 2/7 and 12/14 REGISTER: Please consider registering as soon as possible as space is very limited. Classes are usually full by one month prior…

Introduction to Japanese Language

January 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn to read, write, and speak with fellow classmates at our Introduction to Japanese Language class!GENERAL INFO:‣ Price ⇰ $100.00 per student (+$27.00 for book)‣ Starts ⇰ Thursday, January 10th @ 6:00 PM‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Thursday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Meiko Fujii Sensei Please note exact class dates: 1/10, 1/19, 17, 24, 31, 2/7 and 12/14 REGISTER: Please consider registering as soon as possible as space is very limited. Classes are usually full by one month prior…

Intermediate Japanese Language

January 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ready to continue your studies in Nihongo/Japanese Language after completing the Introduction to Japanese Language course? Keep building upon the skills you've learned in the next class in our Japanese Language course series. You will use the second portion of the textbook you received in the Introduction to Japanese Language course, and therefore no new materials are required. This is a good class for those who already know hiragana and katakana. Exact Class Dates: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7 and 2/14…

Introduction to Japanese Language

January 12, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn to read, write, and speak with fellow classmates in our Introduction to Japanese Language class!GENERAL INFO:‣ Price ⇰ $100.00 per student (+$27.00 for book)‣ Starts ⇰ Saturday, January 12th @ 11:00 AM‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Meiko Fujii Sensei Please note exact class dates for the summer session: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/02, 2/9 and 2/16 REGISTER: Please consider registering as soon as possible as space is very limited. Classes are usually full by…

Introduction to Japanese Language

January 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn to read, write, and speak with fellow classmates in our Introduction to Japanese Language class! GENERAL INFO: ‣ Price ⇰ $100.00 per student (+$27.00 for book)‣ Starts ⇰ Saturday, January 12 @ 12:00 PM‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks (one hour every Saturday)‣ Instructor ⇰ Meiko Fujii Sensei Please note exact class dates for the summer session: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/02, 2/9 and 2/16 REGISTER:Please consider registering as soon as possible as space is very limited. Classes are usually full…

Intermediate Japanese Language

January 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Ready to continue your studies in Nihongo/Japanese Language after completing the Introduction to Japanese Language course? Keep building upon the skills you've learned in the next class in our Japanese Language course series. You will use the second portion of the textbook you received in the Introduction to Japanese Language course, and therefore no new materials are required. This is a good class for those who already know hiragana and katakana.GENERAL INFO:‣ Price ⇰ $120.00 per student ‣ Starts ⇰ Saturday, November…

Orizomegami – Japanese Paper Dyeing Workshop

January 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Japanese Culture Center is happy to announce a new special workshop where participants can learn the art of Orizomegami!Saturday, January 12th, 1-3PMWorkshop Fee: $60Absorbent paper is folded and then dyed to produce interesting geometrical patterns when the paper is unfolded as practiced in Japan and around the world for centuries. Zen-like in its folding, the ancient technique reminds us to be present in the moment. This class is open to all levels of experience! This 3 hour workshop will introduce…

Advanced Japanese Language

January 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Ready to continue your studies in Nihongo/Japanese Language after completing the Intermediate Japanese Language course? Keep building upon the skills you've learned in the last class in our Japanese Language course series. This class is recommended for students who have completed both the Introductory and Intermediate Japanese Language courses.  Please note the session's class dates: 1/12, 1/19, 1/26, 2/02, 2/9 and 2/16 GENERAL INFO:‣ Price ⇰ $120.00 per student ‣ Starts ⇰ Saturday, January 12th @ 2:00 PM‣ Duration ⇰ Six weeks…

Advanced Sumi-e Ink (DROP IN CLASS)

January 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sumi-e Painting (Beginning and Advanced) with Patricia Larkin Green  Join Patricia Larkin Green for Sunday morning Advanced Sumi-e class . Explore the practice of sumi-e as part of Rinzai Zen philosophy. This will be a hands-on class and is for students who have completed the "Four Gentlemen introductory brushstrokes series" and have her approval to join as an advanced student. Students are encouraged to bring in their own art projects or participate in the topic/idea/theme painting that Patricia will introduce.…

Advanced Sumi-e Ink Painting Course

January 13, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sumi-e Painting (Advanced) with Patricia Larkin Green  Join Patricia Larkin Green for Sunday morning Advanced Sumi-e Study Group. The idea for this "Advanced Sumi-e Study Group" series emerged from your feedback. Explore the practice of sumi-e as part of Rinzai Zen philosophy. Each session begins with a variety of "Awareness Through Movement Routines" designed to warm up the body & develop one's focus on channeling energy from the mind/heart to the hand. This will be a hands-on class and is…

Meditation Workshop

January 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Zazen, the practice of meditation, is a transformative process that aims to deepen our connection to the mind and body. With regular practice, meditation and breath training can significantly reduce stress, improve mental clarity and cultivate a well grounded state of awareness. This intro is recommended for anyone new to zen meditation or working to deepen their existing practice.GENERAL INFO:‣ Price ➡ $30.00 per student‣ Starts ➡ Saturday, January 19th @12:00 PM‣ Duration ➡ 2 Hours‣ Instructor ➡ Ron Shereyk…

TRE and Meditation Workshop Bundle

January 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:15 pm

We are offering a special bundle that includes both the TRE and Mediation workshops for a discounted price. The descriptions for each workshop are as follows:Meditation  Zazen, the practice of meditation, is a transformative process that aims to deepen our connection to the mind and body. With regular practice, meditation and breath training can significantly reduce stress, improve mental clarity and cultivate a well grounded state of awareness. This intro is recommended for anyone new to zen meditation or working…

TRE Workshop

January 19, 2019 @ 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Developed by Dr. David Berceli, Ph.D., TRE™ is a simple technique that utilizes a set of basic exercises to release accumulated stress and tension accumulated within the body. Stress may arise from everyday circumstances of life or traumatic experiences. Used by thousands of people around the world, TRE can help restore a sense of inner peace, allowing for a more vibrant, complete experience of life. This workshop will teach you the basics of the TRE system allowing you to release…

MSR Kangeiko

January 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - January 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm

Advanced Sumi-e Ink (DROP IN CLASS)

January 27, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sumi-e Painting (Beginning and Advanced) with Patricia Larkin Green  Join Patricia Larkin Green for Sunday morning Advanced Sumi-e class . Explore the practice of sumi-e as part of Rinzai Zen philosophy. This will be a hands-on class and is for students who have completed the "Four Gentlemen introductory brushstrokes series" and have her approval to join as an advanced student. Students are encouraged to bring in their own art projects or participate in the topic/idea/theme painting that Patricia will introduce.…

Ikebana Workshop

February 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are excited to announce an afternoon workshop exploring Ikebana Flower Arrangement with the President of the Chicago Chapter of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society! Saturday, February 2nd 1-3PM Workshop Fee: $60 All tools and materials are provided. Registration for this class ends one week prior to the start date, so please register prior to 1/26/2019 to ensure your seat. Students will learn a brief history of the Ikenobo school of Ikebana, and partake in a freestyle arrangement workshop. If so…

Amigurumi I : (INTRO DROP IN CLASS)

February 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Amigurumi I Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs, join Blixt Sensei in this brand new program to learn how to make your own! Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 7:30 for 4 weeks - exact dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 OR Sunday from 1:00pm – 2:30pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 This class is for beginners who have not crocheted before, or those for those who need a refresher and will culminate in making a…

Amigurumi I : Fundamentals

February 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Amigurumi I : Fundamentals Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs, join Blixt Sensei in this brand new program to learn how to make your own! Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 7:30 for 4 weeks - exact dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 OR Sunday from 1:00pm – 2:30pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 This class is for beginners who have not crocheted before, or those for those who need a refresher and will culminate in…

Amigurumi II : Ongoing Course

February 3, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Amigurumi II Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs! Join Blixt Sensei in this continuation class. This class builds on Amigurumi I, by the end of this class, you will be able to finish a basic amigurumi figure. Sunday from 2:30pm – 4:00pm OR Wednesdays from 7:30pm – 9:00 for 4 weeks  Exact dates: Sunday : 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24  Wednesday: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Skills you will learn which (build on the previous class:)…

Amigurumi II : (ONGOING DROP IN CLASS)

February 3, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Amigurumi II Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs! Join Blixt Sensei in this continuation class. This class builds on Amigurumi I, by the end of this class, you will be able to finish a basic amigurumi figure. Wednesdays from 7:30pm – 9:00 for 4 weeks - exact dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 OR Sunday from 2:30pm – 4:00pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 Skills you will learn which (build on the previous class:)…

Amigurumi I : Fundamentals

February 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Amigurumi I : Fundamentals Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs, join Blixt Sensei in this brand new program to learn how to make your own! Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 7:30 for 4 weeks - exact dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 OR Sunday from 1:00pm – 2:30pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 This class is for beginners who have not crocheted before, or those for those who need a refresher and will culminate in…

Amigurumi I : (INTRO DROP IN CLASS)

February 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Amigurumi I Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs, join Blixt Sensei in this brand new program to learn how to make your own! Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 7:30 for 4 weeks - exact dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 OR Sunday from 1:00pm – 2:30pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 This class is for beginners who have not crocheted before, or those for those who need a refresher and will culminate in making a…

Amigurumi II : Ongoing Course

February 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Amigurumi II Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs! Join Blixt Sensei in this continuation class. This class builds on Amigurumi I, by the end of this class, you will be able to finish a basic amigurumi figure. Sunday from 2:30pm – 4:00pm OR Wednesdays from 7:30pm – 9:00 for 4 weeks  Exact dates: Sunday : 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24  Wednesday: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 Skills you will learn which (build on the previous class:)…

Amigurumi II : (ONGOING DROP IN CLASS)

February 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - February 7, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

Amigurumi II Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs! Join Blixt Sensei in this continuation class. This class builds on Amigurumi I, by the end of this class, you will be able to finish a basic amigurumi figure. Wednesdays from 7:30pm – 9:00 for 4 weeks - exact dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 OR Sunday from 2:30pm – 4:00pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 Skills you will learn which (build on the previous class:)…

Advanced Sumi-e Ink (DROP IN CLASS)

February 10, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sumi-e Painting (Beginning and Advanced) with Patricia Larkin Green  Join Patricia Larkin Green for Sunday morning Advanced Sumi-e class . Explore the practice of sumi-e as part of Rinzai Zen philosophy. This will be a hands-on class and is for students who have completed the "Four Gentlemen introductory brushstrokes series" and have her approval to join as an advanced student. Students are encouraged to bring in their own art projects or participate in the topic/idea/theme painting that Patricia will introduce.…

Amigurumi I : (INTRO DROP IN CLASS)

February 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Amigurumi I Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs, join Blixt Sensei in this brand new program to learn how to make your own! Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 7:30 for 4 weeks - exact dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 OR Sunday from 1:00pm – 2:30pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 This class is for beginners who have not crocheted before, or those for those who need a refresher and will culminate in making a…

Amigurumi II : (ONGOING DROP IN CLASS)

February 10, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Amigurumi II Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs! Join Blixt Sensei in this continuation class. This class builds on Amigurumi I, by the end of this class, you will be able to finish a basic amigurumi figure. Wednesdays from 7:30pm – 9:00 for 4 weeks - exact dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 OR Sunday from 2:30pm – 4:00pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 Skills you will learn which (build on the previous class:)…

Introduction to Ikebana Flower Arrangement: 6 Week Class

February 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We are excited to offer the next 6 Week Ikebana Course at the Japanese Culture Center. Classes meet for 6 Sundays beginning 2/10/2019 3:00-4:00pm Introductory Course4:00-5:00pm Intermediate Course The course fee is $200, which includes flowers and all tools required for both the course. You can take home all tools and materials after its completion to continue the practice. There are VERY limited seats in this class, and thus we recommend registering ASAP. Regardless, registration 1 week prior to class is required.  The…

Ikebana Flower Arrangement: 6 Week INTERMEDIATE Course

February 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We are excited to offer the next 6 Week Intermediate Ikebana Course at the Japanese Culture Center! Classes meet for 6 Sundays beginning 2/10/2019 4:00-5:00pm Intermediate Course The fee of $150.00 requires that you have all tools for the course.There are VERY limited seats in this class, and thus we recommend registering ASAP. Regardless, registration 1 week prior to class is required.  The course is taught by Charles Harris Sensei, President of the Chicago Chapter of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society, and recipient…

Amigurumi I : (INTRO DROP IN CLASS)

February 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Amigurumi I Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs, join Blixt Sensei in this brand new program to learn how to make your own! Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 7:30 for 4 weeks - exact dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 OR Sunday from 1:00pm – 2:30pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 This class is for beginners who have not crocheted before, or those for those who need a refresher and will culminate in making a…

Amigurumi II : (ONGOING DROP IN CLASS)

February 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - February 14, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

Amigurumi II Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs! Join Blixt Sensei in this continuation class. This class builds on Amigurumi I, by the end of this class, you will be able to finish a basic amigurumi figure. Wednesdays from 7:30pm – 9:00 for 4 weeks - exact dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 OR Sunday from 2:30pm – 4:00pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 Skills you will learn which (build on the previous class:)…

Amigurumi I : (INTRO DROP IN CLASS)

February 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Amigurumi I Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs, join Blixt Sensei in this brand new program to learn how to make your own! Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 7:30 for 4 weeks - exact dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 OR Sunday from 1:00pm – 2:30pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 This class is for beginners who have not crocheted before, or those for those who need a refresher and will culminate in making a…

Amigurumi II : (ONGOING DROP IN CLASS)

February 17, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Amigurumi II Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs! Join Blixt Sensei in this continuation class. This class builds on Amigurumi I, by the end of this class, you will be able to finish a basic amigurumi figure. Wednesdays from 7:30pm – 9:00 for 4 weeks - exact dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 OR Sunday from 2:30pm – 4:00pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 Skills you will learn which (build on the previous class:)…

Amigurumi I : (INTRO DROP IN CLASS)

February 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Amigurumi I Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs, join Blixt Sensei in this brand new program to learn how to make your own! Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 7:30 for 4 weeks - exact dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 OR Sunday from 1:00pm – 2:30pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 This class is for beginners who have not crocheted before, or those for those who need a refresher and will culminate in making a…

Amigurumi II : (ONGOING DROP IN CLASS)

February 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - February 21, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

Amigurumi II Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs! Join Blixt Sensei in this continuation class. This class builds on Amigurumi I, by the end of this class, you will be able to finish a basic amigurumi figure. Wednesdays from 7:30pm – 9:00 for 4 weeks - exact dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 OR Sunday from 2:30pm – 4:00pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 Skills you will learn which (build on the previous class:)…

Advanced Sumi-e Ink (DROP IN CLASS)

February 24, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sumi-e Painting (Beginning and Advanced) with Patricia Larkin Green  Join Patricia Larkin Green for Sunday morning Advanced Sumi-e class . Explore the practice of sumi-e as part of Rinzai Zen philosophy. This will be a hands-on class and is for students who have completed the "Four Gentlemen introductory brushstrokes series" and have her approval to join as an advanced student. Students are encouraged to bring in their own art projects or participate in the topic/idea/theme painting that Patricia will introduce.…

Amigurumi I : (INTRO DROP IN CLASS)

February 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Amigurumi I Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs, join Blixt Sensei in this brand new program to learn how to make your own! Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 7:30 for 4 weeks - exact dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 OR Sunday from 1:00pm – 2:30pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 This class is for beginners who have not crocheted before, or those for those who need a refresher and will culminate in making a…

Amigurumi II : (ONGOING DROP IN CLASS)

February 24, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Amigurumi II Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs! Join Blixt Sensei in this continuation class. This class builds on Amigurumi I, by the end of this class, you will be able to finish a basic amigurumi figure. Wednesdays from 7:30pm – 9:00 for 4 weeks - exact dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 OR Sunday from 2:30pm – 4:00pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 Skills you will learn which (build on the previous class:)…

Amigurumi I : (INTRO DROP IN CLASS)

February 27, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Amigurumi I Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs, join Blixt Sensei in this brand new program to learn how to make your own! Wednesdays from 6:00pm – 7:30 for 4 weeks - exact dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 OR Sunday from 1:00pm – 2:30pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 This class is for beginners who have not crocheted before, or those for those who need a refresher and will culminate in making a…

Amigurumi II : (ONGOING DROP IN CLASS)

February 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - February 28, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

Amigurumi II Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting and knitting small animals and cute designs! Join Blixt Sensei in this continuation class. This class builds on Amigurumi I, by the end of this class, you will be able to finish a basic amigurumi figure. Wednesdays from 7:30pm – 9:00 for 4 weeks - exact dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27 OR Sunday from 2:30pm – 4:00pm 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24 Skills you will learn which (build on the previous class:)…

Advanced Sumi-e Ink (DROP IN CLASS)

March 10, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sumi-e Painting (Beginning and Advanced) with Patricia Larkin Green  Join Patricia Larkin Green for Sunday morning Advanced Sumi-e class . Explore the practice of sumi-e as part of Rinzai Zen philosophy. This will be a hands-on class and is for students who have completed the "Four Gentlemen introductory brushstrokes series" and have her approval to join as an advanced student. Students are encouraged to bring in their own art projects or participate in the topic/idea/theme painting that Patricia will introduce.…

Introduction to Japanese Tea Ceremony / Chanoyu

May 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Japanese Culture Center in Chicago is excited announce the next 4 Week Course on Chanoyu/Tea Ceremony for 2019! *Space EXTREMELY is limited, please do not hesitate in registering. General Information:• Classes will start Saturday, May 4th, 2019 through May 25th. • Saturdays 10:00 am – 12:00 pm • $100 per student • Business casual attire and white socks are requiredIntroductory Chanoyu 1This four week course focuses on step-by-step instruction of the foundation skills required to make a simple bowl of matcha. By the end…

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