Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Art classes, changes in annual pass categories and Chado presentations

by aleks
This will be one long but informative post - the info here is known to all SJG volunteers via email from Thomas or Myrna, posted here to further spread public awareness of these programs and all the changes.  All info below comes from Thomas's email.  
How to register for classes?  Go to SPARK - Online Registration and either put the barcode of the class you are interested in the dialog window to take you directly there, or click 'Programs' (above the dialog window) to browse for courses. For Chado presentation make reservations at the SJG gate at (206) 684-4725.  Today's pics are not of SJG, but UW quad, where the plums and the grove of yoshino cherries are putting on their annual show - the plums are in full bloom and the cherries are only beginning; tomorrow will start 'UW yoshino watch' post - they usually bloom for about 2 weeks, so if you happen to be in the UW quad area check them out.

 UW quad • 3/20/2012  - ornamental plum blossom 

• Art Classes at the Seattle Japanese Garden

Introduction to Ikebana $76
The beauty of this art form, Ikebana, is its simplicity. It can be done anywhere, anytime, and with anything you can find. The basic Sogetsu curriculum teaches you principles of space, balance, color to help you develop the artistic sense you'll need to create freestyle arrangements on your own. So grab a pair of scissors and be prepared to be amazed by your own creativity. Please bring the $10 material fee and the $10 donation to the facility to the first class. Instructor: Fanny Yau
Location: Japanese Garden
#83507    5/8 - 5/29   Tue 10 a.m. - Noon
Location: Japanese Garden
#83510    6/5 - 6/26   Tue 10 a.m. - Noon

Watercolor at the Japanese Garden $75
Explore the beauty of the Japanese Garden through watercolor painting, drawing your inspiration from the nature around you. The focus of this class will be the spring garden. Students are encouraged to bring to class the materials they have at home for the first class.  The instructor will bring extra materials for first time artists and cover material needs for the first class. Please bring the $10 donation for the Japanese Garden to be collected at first class. Instructor: Jan Morris
Location: Japanese Garden Tateuchi Community Room
#83584    4/11 - 5/16   Wed 3 - 5 p.m.

Drawing the Landscape $65
Welcome spring by drawing the Japanese Garden, exploring both wet and dry materials. The emphasis of the class is on bold strokes and dynamic drawing skills through the use of oil pastels, charcoal, watercolor pencils and graphite, which will help students create striking work. The instructor will create elements of surprise with unlikely combinations of materials.  Instructor: Siri Kroesen
Location: Japanese Garden
85075 Fri 4/13 – 5/4 1 – 3 p.m.

UW quad • 3/20/2012  - ornamental plum in full bloom

 • 2012 Membership Program Change-Pilot Projects

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Japanese Garden is expanding our annual pass offerings to include a discounted student rate and annual memberships for amateur and professional photographers.

$30:     Family/Dual Membership - entitles the cardholder to:
• Two membership cards (One primary card with an individual’s name on it and a second card for an adult guest of the primary cardholder)
• Admission for one adult per card, per visit, plus up to three kids younger than 18.
Two adults, per membership, per visit

$20:     Individual Membership - entitles the cardholder to:
• One membership card
Admission for one adult per card, per visit

$15      Student Membership – NEW! - entitles the cardholder to:
• One membership card (You need to show a student ID from any college/university/ educational institution when you purchase this membership to get the student discount)
One student per card per visit

$75:     Photographer Membership – NEW! - entitles the cardholder to:
• One membership card.
One photographer per card per visit.
Benefits of a Photographer Membership include:    
• One year’s admission to the Garden and photo shoots (without tripods) during Garden operating hours.
• Designated monthly photographer members-only access hours during eight months of the year (from March through November). The Garden will be open on these dates in 2012 for Members: every third Thursday each month from 8 to10 a.m. (March – October) and every first Saturday each month from 8 to 10 a.m. (March – November).
• Full rights to sell your Seattle Japanese Garden photos.
• Members will receive invitations to participate in additional sessions during peak Spring and Fall color, and will be advised of dates and times when scheduled.
• The opportunity to use the Garden’s meeting room (subject to fees, approvals, and availability)
• 2012 photographer schedule:
April 7 and 19; May 5 and 17; June 2 and 21; July 7 and 19; August 4 and 16; September 1 and 20; October 6 and 18; November 3

UW quad • 3/20/2012  - yoshino cherry trees in pregnant  pink cloud, about to burst out
UW quad • 3/20/2012  - yoshino cherry blossoms - only a few flowers opened

• 2012 Chado Presentation 
& Demonstration Schedule

Experience Chado, the Way of Tea, at the Shoseian Tea House

Shoseikai will host Chado demonstration on the following 3rd Saturdays on 1 and 2 p.m. on
4/21, 5/19, 7/21, 8/18, 9/15 & 10/20

Tea demonstrations last approximately 40 minutes. No reservations are required to view the demonstrations from patio or pathway. Visitors who would  like to enjoy a bowl of tea and sweets can purchase a $5 tea ticket at the Garden ticket booth and are limited to 20 persons.

Tankokai will host Chado presentations on the following dates at 1 & 2 p.m.
4/29, 5/13 (Mother's Day), 6/10, 7/7 (Tanabata), 8/26, 9/30, 10/28. In addition Tankokai will host Teas at Moon Viewing & Respect for Elders - Tea times to be determined.

Experience a 40 minute Tea presentations inside the Shoseian Teahouse. Visitors will be seated on tatami mats. Tickets are $5 and require advance reservations.  We ask that participants please avoid jeans, bare feet, rings, and personal fragrances.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, Awesome photography, I really liked the place, I've been there once and i want to go there again.. :D