Posts tagged “Primary

Japanese Culture Workshop

Japanese symbolism in design with fan making

It was great last week having the opportunity to work with a small group of children on Japanese culture again, this time at the lovely Pound Arts Centre in Corsham. We covered a lot of ground including facts about Japan, some basic language and greetings, looking at artifacts and their uses, trying on traditional clothes, learning about symbolism in design and making fans inspired by the symbolism. The girls learnt about fans and how they are used in dancing, they were eager to have a go at a fan dance themselves and asked if they could perform in front of the mums and dads and people in the cafe, which is exactly what they did, they loved every minute of it!

They workshop was a great success, we could have carried on all day!

If you are interested in Japanese culture and want to find out more about the types of activities I can offer, don’t hesitate to get in touch on or 07889119907 or look at the education and community page under Japan here.

China project

I am really looking forward to this term, I am working on some amazing projects. These include working on creative curriculum development with a primary school in Castle Bromwich, working on ‘China’ as the topic. We have got some exciting ideas for this project, so watch this space. I will also be working on a variety of projects in a high school in Rugby, including, designing and producing a school learning journal, working across the English and Art departments producing story books and working with Religious Studies to produce prayer books and possibly a prayer garden…..can’t wait!!!

I will post pictures as the projects unfold.