Tanabata: Wish Upon A Star—Children’s Japanese Art Workshop

Get creative this July school holidays and celebrate Tanabata, the Japanese star festival, with a hands-on art party!

Art Exhibition previously on at Object Gallery (Closed - see Australian Design Centre) in New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 03 July 2013 to Thursday 04 July 2013

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Tanabata is the Japanese star festival, a story of two stars Orihime and Hikoboshi, lovers separated by the Milky Way and are only able to meet once a year on 7 July (Tanabata literally means the evening of the seventh.)

Just like in Japan, these workshops will see children and families prepare for the festival by making traditional paper-art decorations—origami and kirigami. They will also write their heart-felt wishes on pieces of paper called tanzaku and hang them on a bamboo wishing tree.

Join renowned artist Chaco Kato as she blends Japanese traditions with contemporary art to stimulate children’s creativity and imagination. Come and create a beautiful art installation that brings the story of Tanabata to life!

Don’t delay—be sure to reserve your spot now as places are limited to a max of 25 per session.

COST: $10
TIMES: 9:30am, 11am, 2:30pm (each workshop approx one hour.)
AGE: 3–12 (All sessions cater for 3–12, but families with younger children are encouraged to attend the morning sessions.)