Classes and Workshops
I teach Japanese Sumi ink drawing, Origami paper folding and cutting, beads jewelry making and more.
Japanese through art
In this class, students use Sumi ink and watercolor. Sumi ink is traditionally used for Japanese calligraphy and it's made from soot of pinewood oil. Students use traditional pigment, drawing Anime self-portrait, Hokusai Great Wave, Asian Zodiac animals, etc. Adding watercolor to it, makes "East and West met style".
Also students learn about J pop artists, Takashi Murakami, Yayoi Kusama and more.
Origami and Illustration
Origami is magical! A square sheet of paper transforms into animals, geometric forms, miniature furniture and buildings, and many more. In Origami and illustration class, students make up their own story using Origami figure that they made.
Folding Origami papers helps children grow spatial intelligence and hand motor skills. I encourage them to make their own Origami paper in various sizes, from tiny to gigantic, which excites them to see interesting outcomes.
Tie dye Paper towel and craft making
Tie dyed paper towels are very flexible and fun material for craft making. Dipping paper towels into color water using either food coloring or liquid watercolor transforms everyday use material into vibrant color paper. Once it's dried, it can be cut, ripped, twisted, wrinkled, rolled,,,, you can use it in many ways. I make up paper towel projects for small kids and family. I regularly do workshops at Rutgers Landscape and Nursery.