For over fifty years, the cultural arts program at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre has introduced traditional Japanese arts to the Canadian community at large.
Led by many dedicated and talented volunteer instructors, the JCCC cultural arts program has endeavored to cultivate an appreciation for Japanese arts and develop the skills necessary to enjoy participation.
Cultural Classes Offered to JCCC Members
Bunka Shishu, Japanese “Needle Punch” embroidery, uses rayon lily thread combined with specific stitching techniques to create lovely pieces of art
Students will learn procedures for making tea as well as how to integrate the spirit of tea into their studies and daily lives.
Ikebana - Ikenobo
Ikebana is the art of arranging flowers or plants to reflect their natural beauty. The JCCC offers classes by the Ikenobo School and the Sogetsu School.
Ikebana - Sogetsu
The Sogetsu School of Ikebana believes anyone can arrange Ikebana anywhere with a multitude of materials. Sogetsu encourages students to be individual and imaginative.
Japanese Language Program for Adults
Students learn the language of modern Japan. Structured classes, in an informal setting, provide the opportunity for active participation and practice.
Sumi-e is a traditional brush painting technique based on using a brush and black ink or subtle watercolours on rice paper. This course is open to students of all levels, from beginner to advanced.
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