This year the JCC introduced all GFES students to the wonderful and fun art of performance calligraphy. Using brushes of all sizes (some 2ft long), students learned to make ink the traditional Japanese way, write thier names, and write a kanji word that described thier class, thier mood, etc. Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped us out. Also a big shout out to Ms. Giroux for letting us invade her classroom for an entier week. Until next year!
The JCC Japanese Art Project for the 2015-2016 School Year will feature Kamon Print Making. Students will be introduced to a variety of Japanese Kamons (family crests), be encouraged to design their own and make prints.
This year’s project will include the entire school body for the first time! This is one of the ways the JCC is working to get the entire school and our community excited about Japanese culture. Please help us make this inaugural event a success by volunteering.
The JCC will be taking over Room 196 at GFES from June 13-17, where we will present a short power point history on the Japanese Kamon and show students who to design, carve and print their own Kamon.
You can sign up to volunteer HERE.
The JCC launched its first annual Japanese art program during the 2014-2015 school year.
JIP students from first through six grade learned about Chigiri-e, which is a Japanese art form wherein traditional Japanese paper called Washi is torn and pasted together to create colorful paper to be used for calligraphy or arranged so that it resembles a water color painting. The technique dates from the early Heian period (794-1185) of Japanese history. Continue reading