Morikami Museum January Programming - Southeast Florida

Morikami Museum January Programming - Southeast Florida

Lorea Thomson
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Ring in the 2022 new year at Southeast Florida's most zenful, seasonal retreat. The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray Beach are pleased to announce their January programming. The Japanese Gardens are located at 4000 Morikami Park Road in Delray. The programming will include a ceremonial kimono demonstration, Shibori scarves workshop, and the art of bonsai.

If you are craving introspection, take a few moments walking and meditating. The Stroll for Well-Being Therapeutic Garden Walking program allows participants to immerse themselves in the natural beauty, peace, and serenity of Morikami's gardens.

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens first two weeks in January workshops, classes, and demonstrations:

The Art of Bonsai (Class)

Dates: Sundays, January 2, 16, 23, 30, February 6
Time: Beginners – 12:30pm – 4pm

Cost: $100 (Morikami Members $90). 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.

Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese - Part 2 (In-person class)

Dates: Sundays, January 2, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: Level I – 10:15am – 11:15am

Cost: $110 (Morikami Members $100). Advance Registration Required.

Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese is a beginner and lower intermediate program teaching Japanese speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students are introduced to Japanese culture and lifestyles through lessons and conversation. Levels I and II use Japanese for Busy People I (JBP I) and levels III and IV use Japanese for Busy People II (JBP II). Fall, winter, and spring sessions of each level should be taken sequentially as a series.

Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese - Part 2 (Virtual class)

Dates: Sundays, January 2, 16, 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27

Time:   Level I – 1pm – 2pm
            Level II – 2:10pm – 3:10pm
            Level III – 3:20pm – 4:20pm
            Level IV – 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Cost: $110 (Morikami Members $100). Advance Registration Required.

Nihongo: Introduction to Japanese is a beginner and lower intermediate program teaching Japanese speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students are introduced to Japanese culture and lifestyles through lessons and conversation. Levels I and II use Japanese for Busy People I (JBP I) and levels III and IV use Japanese for Busy People II (JBP II). Fall, winter, and spring sessions of each level should be taken sequentially as a series.

Ikebana Flower Arrangement- Ikenobo School (Class)

Dates: Tuesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: Beginners – 11 am – 1 pm

           Intermediate – 1pm – 3pm*

Cost: $80 (Morikami Members $70). Advance Registration Required.

*Intermediate courses are for students with prior experience or who have taken at least three sessions of Ikebana classes. Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various 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.

Ikebana Flower Arrangement: Sogetsu School (Class)

Dates: Wednesdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26

Time: Beginners – 10:30am – 12:30pm

          Intermediate – 1:30pm – 3:30pm*

Cost: $80 (Morikami Members $70). Advance Registration Required.

*Intermediate courses are for students with prior experience.
Flower arranging, ikebana, is a traditional Japanese art form spanning centuries. Ikebana has various 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 anything. Students will learn the basics of Sogetsu and create pieces each week to take home and enjoy.

Mori Stories: Hats for the Jizos

Dates: Thursday, January 6

Time: 1pm

Cost: FREE

A poor old man and his wife are mysteriously rewarded for their unselfish generosity on New Year’s Eve.

Sumi-e Ink Painting (Floral Beginner Class)

Dates: Thursdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: Floral – 10:30am – 12:30pm

Cost: $70 (Morikami Members $65). 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 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.

Sumi-e Ink Painting (Class)

Dates: Fridays, January 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: Floral – 10:30am – 12:30pm

           Landscape – 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Cost: $70 (Morikami Members $65). 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 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.

Shibori Indigo Scarves (Workshop)

Dates: Saturday, January 8

Time: 10am – 3pm

Cost: $65. 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 make a shibori scarf for your wardrobe or for a special someone.

Japanese Traditional Music: Koto (Class)

Dates: Saturdays, Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb. 5

Time: Beginners – 10:15am – 12:15pm
           Intermediate – 1pm-3pm

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

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.

Nihongo Intensive I – B (Virtual Workshop)

Dates: Saturdays, January 8, January 22, February 5

Time: 1pm – 4pm

Cost: $100 (3-day Workshop). Advance Registration Required.

This workshop is an introduction to the Japanese language. It covers the basics, an introduction to hiragana, and Unit 1 of the required text. There are no prerequisites for this workshop. Students who take workshop 1-B must continue to Nihongo Intensive Workshop II, as it overlaps with the Nihongo Level I Session 2 class.

Stroll for Well-Being

Dates: Wednesdays January 12, February 2, March 2 or Saturdays January 15, February 5, March 5

Time: 11am – 12:30pm or 1:30pm – 3pm

Cost: Free to qualified applicants

Immerse yourself in Morikami’s natural beauty, peace, and serenity through our therapeutic garden- walking program. During three sessions, a qualified facilitator will lead participants through themed walks and journal writing to encourage reflection and personal wellbeing.

Senryu: Haiku’s Cousin Workshop (13th Annual Collaboration with the Palm Beach Poetry Festival)

Dates: Thursday, January 13

Time: 11am – 1pm

Cost: FREE with paid museum admission

In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of the Japanese literary form of senryu. Consisting of only three lines, and 17 syllables, senryu is the lighthearted cousin of haiku. Unlike haiku, which focuses on the natural world, senryu approaches humans and human emotions, the good and the bad, from a humorous perspective. Workshop participants will learn the history of senryu and haiku and immerse themselves in Morikami’s beautiful gardens to generate their own poetry.

Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. For group reservations and additional information, please call (561) 233-1367.

Masks are mandatory.

 

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