february 2019

09feb10:00 am12:30 pm2nd Saturday: "Kakemono" Japanese Wall Art at the Center10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Event Details

A kakemono (掛物, “hanging thing”), is a Japanese scroll painting which can include calligraphy. These paintings were hung in close relationship to the architectural setting in which it was hung, most notably for Japanese tea ceremonies and Buddhist temples.

A great variety of painting and calligraphy is mounted in this art form, and in this lesson, you will have the option of creating a koi fish or cherry blossom kakemono, with the opportunity to add Japanese calligraphy and embellishment.

Taught by Center Teaching Artist, Nancy Robinson, 2nd Saturday art lessons are 1-hour, free classes held in Studio 2. This is a non-ticketed event with space available on a first come, first served basis. Early arrival is recommended. All materials are provided, just bring your creativity!

Enjoy the current exhibition, Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams, and Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066 before or after your lesson for free (donations welcome) as part of our 2nd Saturday programming.