14 December 2019

TUTOR Chie Ishii-McGinness
DAY Saturday 10am – 3pm
DATES 14 December
AGES 8 – 15
LOCATION Art Studios

You will have fun and learn about the kimono, which is a style of gown worn in Japan. You will learn about the very simple structures of the kimono by handling and looking at an actual kimono. You will also learn all about the meanings behind the beautiful Japanese symbols and patterns that are depicted on kimono.

In the first session, we will make the kimono using very strong Japanese paper and then colour them with Japanese ink.

After a lunch break, we will use stencils depicting traditional Japanese symbols to decorate the surface of kimono and wear them!

Within this workshop, participants will:

– be introduced to Japanese traditional costume, kimono.
– be introduced to how to handle and wear kimono.
– learn about a structure of kimono.
– be introduced to a part of Japanese history.
– learn about meanings of Japanese symbolism.
– be introduced to how to work on simple paper stencils.

Your Tutor:
Chie Ishii-McGinness, originally from Japan, graduated from Fukuoka University of Education in Japan with BA and MA in art education. After graduating, she worked for Fukuoka City Arts Council as an education programme coordinator, developing, coordinating and delivering cultural education programmes for both children and adults.
Winning an International Rotary Club scholarship in 2003, she studied Adult Education in Post graduate Diploma at the University of Glasgow. Since 2006, she continues to teach both Japanese language and Japanese art classes at the centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow.

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