Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Come to the Japanese Print Making (Ukiyo-e) Workshop for Kids this Saturday, July 28 at the Ayala Museum!

When we talk about Japanese Art in general, there is a tremendous chance that any of these five genres will pop in mind:

1.  Ikebana: The Art of Flower Arrangement



 2.  Tea Ceremony & The Kimono 



      3.  Calligraphy 



                                     4.  Kabuki: Classical Dance-Drama


5. Pottery 


What we don't know is that there is another significant genre worth mentioning that shaped Japanese art and culture as well as the others. I, for one have learned about it a decade or so ago when we went to the Edo-Tokyo Museum.  It is called Ukiyo-e.



Ukiyo-e (pronounced as ukijo-e) is a variety of Japanese woodblock prints (or woodcuts) and paintings churned out between the 17th and the 20th centuries which showcase an array of themes from landscapes to historical tales to theatre.

What's even more impressive is the fact that "Ukiyo-e is credited to have greatly influenced artists from the Impressionist and Art Nouveau movements when Japanese woodblock designs became widely popular in Europe in the mid-nineteenth century."

Today, this art form is once again gaining prominence thanks to modern artists who are making reprints of the works of Toshusai Sharaku- one of Japan’s most influential masters of ukiyo-e woodblock printing!

Here's a glimpse at how Ukiyo-e is usually done today:  

Ukiyo-e workshop in Tsukuba, Japan courtesy of David Monniaux
Ukiyo-e workshop in Tsukuba, Japan courtesy of David Monniaux

And the best thing is...

Ayala Museum is bringing Ukiyo-e back to life here in the Philippines via two outstanding events: 

Firstly, an Ukiyo-e exhibit entitled Sharaku Interpreted by Japan’s Contemporary Artists running from July 10 – September 16, 2012!  

And secondly, a Print Making Workshop For Kids!    

Let your child explore this genre of Japanese art by creating his or her own printed masterpiece using unconventional materials. Workshop is designed for children ages 5-10 and is free with every purchase of Ayala Museum admission ticket. 

Entrance pass is just Php 75 for kids. Parents can assist their child during the workshop by simply paying the Php 150 entrance pass. Fully Booked card holders enjoy a 50% discount on admission. 


Mark you calendars now! Ukiyo-e Print Making Workshhop for Kids happens on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 3 PM. 

For inquiries, call 757-7117 or send your email to education@ayalamuseum.org.  

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4 comments:

  1. i would love to do everything mentioned in this post, i really want to visit japan, you look adorable in the kimono <3

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  3. hi dearest aiMee! awww. thank you! :) i know for a fact that you'll look gorgeous in a kimono!

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