Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Upcoming Class: Hina Matsuri, Japanese Dolls Festival

"March 3rd is Hina Matsuri, the Japanese Dolls Festival. One of the five annual Japanese observances marking the changing seasons, this is a day that families with young girls pray for their daughters' healthy growth and happiness by displaying dolls.  Instructor Yuki Martin will teach how this special day is celebrated by making origami dolls to display.  Boys will also enjoy this workshop as Yuki teaches everyone how to make origami boxes to hold Japanese star-shaped candies."

Saturday, February 2, 2-4pm Northwest Library

*As always, this library class is FREE!  It is first come, first served.  Appropriate for school age children and families.  Please note, the date of the festival is March 3rd, but the class is on Feburary 2nd, just so you won't get confused!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Upcoming Class: Orizomegami

I'm offering this super fun program, once again at 5 Multnomah County Library locations this winter!  Wondering what in the world orizomegami is?  ORI = fold, ZOME = dye, GAMI = paper, is what the word means.

"Join artist Yuki Martin in learning the technique of orizomegami, the Japanese art of decorating papers by folding and dipping them into pools of dyes. This art form is easy to learn and creates cool, complex patterns. Your finished paper can be used as gift wrapping, a book cover, collage material and more!"
Wednesday, January 16, 6:30pm-8pm Sellwood-Moreland Library
Saturday, January 26, 3-4:30pm Albina Library
Tuesday, February 5, 4-5:30pm Hollywood Library
Wednesday, February 13, 4:30-6pm Troutdale Library
Tuesday, February, 19, 5:30-7pm Northwest Library

All classes are free.  First come first served, except for the Troutdale Library class, which requires registration  (from here).