I am so proud! Our new, youngest student has worked very hard to earn all of her stripes for yellow, studied seriously to advance, and just aced her yellow belt test. She is an example of effort, enthusiasm and humility; she also had the benefit of wonderful ukemi provided by our advanced red belt student. […]
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Here are brush paintings by some of my young students from John Yehall Chin School. This is only a small section of hundreds of works in the culminating exhibition; every child was represented. The kids in all of the K-5th classes learned about Japanese brush painting (and many other art techniques!). I worked as an artist-in-residence […]
These orange belts – now red belts – worked very hard practicing for their tests and it shows! High energy with excellent focus! Many congratulations.
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Who says you can’t be a fierce warrior AND a skilled artist?! Not the Samurai! Camp Japan is a unique day camp combining martial arts, art and culture. Taught by black belts, artists, musicians, professional educators and more, we offer hands-on experiences for all the five senses. Hosted at a state-of-the-art martial arts dojo, we […]
All of these fantastic creatures make me smile! For this project, kids learned a little bit about Japanese culture, arts and theater. We created the puppets by: 1. Forming colored clay faces inspired by Japanese folklore characters, demons and tricksters, such as Hannya, Kitsune and others. 2. Folding, dipping and dyeing paper and filters, creating symbolic […]
On the day of Maurice Sendak’s birthday, it seemed only fitting to post the Shadow Puppets & Performances my kindergarteners made of Where the Wild Things Are. In Max’s room, a forest grew… In Max’s room, a forest grew… Shadow Puppet of Monster
This will be a most unusual, cultural, active, creative summer camp experience, right here in San Francisco! Feel free to email me with any questions!!
I’m so excited! I just met with educators from the Asian Art Museum and they’ve confirmed two full afternoon field trips as part of this one-week day camp, August 18-23rd. We’re going to see and touch Samurai warrior armor, explore the Tea Ceremony, learn brush painting, see Japanese ghost prints and have a story performed […]
As you can see, these kids are not messing around! Congratulations to the new yellow, orange and red belts! They worked hard and their tests were awesome!
- Musician Portraits with Mood & Expression – white & graphite on color paper – 9th-12th grade
- Still Life Object or Animal – 9th-12th grade – colored pencil
- Animal Hybrid Inventions 9-12th grade – graphite on paper
- Scientific Illustration Sketchbook 9th-12th grade
- Space City – Value/Form Drawing – 9-12th grade