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

This class is geared for those that have taken Ikebana for a minimum of four years.

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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Washi Ningyo

Every 2nd Saturday of each month
9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Yurie Nakamura 
1:00p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Instructors: Yurie Nakamura and Rochelle Lum

Come discover the art of Japanese paper doll making at the JCCCNC’s Washi Ningyo class.  Instructors Yurie Nakamura and Rochelle Lum have over 25 years of experience and will guide you through the step by step process in creating a three-dimensional doll using only paper and cotton.  See your doll come to life and let your personality shine through as you create these unique pieces of art.

These hand-crafted figures make great gifts for many occasions or use it to display around your home or office.

Member fee: $30/class
Non-member fee: $40/class

Washi Ningyo Workshop

Member fee: $45/class
Non-member fee: $55/class

It is required to take the Washi Ningyo Workshop before taking the classes if they are beginners.

Please email us if you are interested in registering for the class.

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10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Instructor: Suekichi Terakado

Learn the basics of watercolor painting and bring your artwork to life with the help of instructor Suekichi Terakado. This class is open to all skill levels.

Member Fee: $40 Monthly, $11 Drop-In
Non-member $48, $14 Drop-in

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  (In-Person)

Third Saturday of the Month 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

The Northern California Japanese Sword Club is dedicated to the study of Japanese swords and armor. All are welcome.