Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Chizuko Nakamura 

Learn the traditional Japanese art of Ikebana. Reflect on the simplistic beauty of nature through flower arrangement.

Member Fee: $70/month
Non-Members Fee: $90/month

For 1st time participants, instruction fees are waived, but a $15 payment for materials is required.

For single day/drop-in class signups, please contact us at least 1 week in advance so that our instructor can confirm and provide enough supplies for the scheduled class date.

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Ikebana Beginners

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Chizuko Nakamura 

Learn the fundamentals of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, in our beginners' class. Prevailing as a popular cultural art form through the ages, Ikebana holds its roots in tradition but has also evolved as a modern expressive artform. Conventional Ikebana education in Japan follows the concept of learning through observation, and in this class, students will have the opportunity to watch arrangement demonstrations as well as assemble their own arrangements, with the guidance of our veteran instructor, Nakamura sensei.

Member fee: $22/class
Non-member fee: $28/class

For first time participants, the instruction fee is waived, but a $15 payment for materials is required.

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Asian American Writing

Every 1st Wednesday of the month, 10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.
Instructor: Genevieve Lim

Spend the morning creating personal memoirs, journaling or writing poems, essays, letters and sharing them among friends in our weekly writing class! Formerly known as the Senior Women's Writing class, our class is now open to anyone interested in participating, male or female.

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Washi Ningyo (hybrid)

2nd Saturday of the every month
10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Instructor: Rochelle Lum and Yurie Nakamura

In our Washi Ningyo (Japanese paper doll) classes and workshops you will learn how to transform traditional Japanese "washi" paper into your own beautiful 3-D dolls.

Member Fee: $30 (includes materials)
Non-Member Fee: $40 (includes materials)

Please note that this class is intended for adults and is not suitable for children. Feel free to contact us at (415) 567-5505 or programsevents@jcccnc.org if you have any questions.

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Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Wendy Yoshimura

Learn the basics of watercolor painting using still life objects and slowly bring your artwork to life.

Member Fee: $40/month
Non-Members Fee: $48/month

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Beyond Basic Drawing (hybrid)

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Rich Tokeshi

This weekly art class designed for both intermediate and advanced art students will allow participants the opportunity to explore new media, subject matter and ways of thinking. This class will use basic drawing, painting concepts and subject matter, but will also look to expand participants' artistic horizons. The atmosphere of the class is very informal for creating art.

Member Fee: $30/month; $9 Drop-In
Non-Member Fee: $40/month; $12 Drop-In

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Kabuki on Film - Sponsored by the Japan Exchange & Teaching Program Alumni Association of Northern California (JETAANC) Kabuki Club

3rd Thursday of Each Month
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: Mark Frey, JETAANC Kabuki Club

Learn about Japanese performing arts -- that unique combination of dance, music, drama, and spectacle -- by experiencing classic performances of Kabuki, Bunraku, and Noh on video. Enjoy screenings of Japanese kabuki stage performances (in English with subtitles) and other forms of classical Japanese theater. Generously sponsored by the JETAANC, Kabuki on Film is a FREE class offered the 3rd Thursday of each month. Feel free to bring snacks. All ages welcome!

Free and open to the public. Donations encouraged!

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 Northern California Japanese Sword Club

3rd Sunday of Each Month (Except April and August)
Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

NCJSC Website: www.ncjsc.org
E-mail NCJSC: secretary.ncjsc@gmail.com

The Northern California Japanese Sword Club is the oldest such organization in the United States, dedicated to the study and preservation of Japanese swords, armour, art and history. Each month on the third Sunday we meet here at the Center where we feature masterworks for hands on study and discussion, we often have guest speakers from Japan and our members regularly bring in items from their personal collections to share with the group. Meetings are open to all Center members, if you’d like to learn about Japanese swords or have items you’d like to share please join us at 12:30 pm on the third Sunday of every month. 

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