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Samurai Camp for Kids in San Francisco! June 22-26, 2015 – register now!

To learn more details and register, visit this link: http://www.sfaikido.com/camp-japan/  

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Social Issue Anti-Violence Posters * colored pencil, marker * 9th-12th Grade

My first project with Wallenberg High School went very well!  They created posters addressing a social issue. The students entered a poster contest as well and so far we have 9 finalists! They had to come up with a good hook, main message and image for their posters and then do a mock-up. I started […]

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Shibori Indigo Dyeing at Camp Japan

Artist and Museum Educator Julia Sackett shows campers how to use Shibori techniques to fold, bind and immerse the cloth into the indigo dye bath at Camp Japan. Camp Japan is a San Francisco summer camp combining art, music, culture and martial arts at Suginami Aikikai SF. The camp returns this summer in June, 2015:  www.sfaikido.com/camp-japan/ […]

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Mural Castles inspired by Hundertwasser * acrylic * 2nd Grade

These kids’ semi-surreal castles were inspired by the Viennese visionary, Hundertwasser. You can see how excited they were! This was the first time they had ever painted large, with quality acrylic and good brushes! I showed them how to sand and gesso, then how to paint a smooth layer of color. After that they laid […]

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Tigers & Pandas * Japanese Brush Paintings * 3rd Grade

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 […]

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Japanese Noh-Inspired Puppets * First Grade

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 […]

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Unveiling! Art * Aikido * Teaching

Here goes! A BLOG that combines THREE of my loves: ART, AIKIDO, & EDUCATION. YES. I’ll be sharing lesson ideas, kids art, aikido triumphs, art/martial arts philosophies, exhibition explorations, and more. A lifetime of art-making, teaching in schools and museums, and over twenty years practicing aikido should offer up some good gems!! I’ll also delve into the secret […]

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