- SMART CAMP
Japanese calligraphy is one of the most popular fine arts of Japan. Calligraphy works are valued more than other art works. This kind of art is not just art but a way of life with philosophical background with a deep sense. In a simple meaning calligraphy is the ability to write beautifully. The Mater with a bamboo brush creates with ink on rice paper a masterpiece. It reflects harmony and beauty.
Correlation of simple and graceful – vabi-sabi one of the main principles of Japanese esthetics is shown clearly in calligraphy works. There is nothing accidental in calligraphy: for each point or line the beginning is important, the form and the ending, the balance of the elements and even the empty space tells a lot. The symbols are harmonic, proportional and balanced.
Japanese calligraphy is one of Zen practice the same as art of tea ceremonies (chado), ikebana, kendo and other martial arts. Traditional ways of creation of Japanese symbols are short-spoken: white paper in Zen is considered to be the emptiness, and black symbols embodies Ying and Yang - machismo and famine. Shyodo – “Shyo” means calligraphy, “do” - way. And this is one of ways leading to the understanding of the world and internal senses.
There are a lot of arts in Japan which have part “DO” in their names meaning “WAY” – bushido, the way of martial arts, budo (karate-do, kendo), the way of tea – chado and other ways. And calligraphy is the integral part of all the other arts.
Master-class of Japanese Calligraphy will become a great addition to the entertainment program, underlines the taste of the host and adds unforgettable joy and experience. Japanese calligraphy is pleasure for adults and children.
At a master-class participants will learn about 4 treasures important for each Master, and try this outstanding art themselves.
Master-class can be supplemented with parts of festivals, such as “Tree of wishes”.
Calligraphy with water «Drawing the wind». Calligraphy with water is made on special paper.
It is a magic paper where everything created vanishes as many times as you draw. For training you will need special paper, simple water and special water brushes.
You draw listening to water and paper as if you hold the real wind in your hands.
Great joy for adults and safe experience for the smallest.
On paper as if by magic a brush filled with water creates lines. You are drawing not drawing creating a unique masterpiece.
Origami (折り紙, from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper" (kami changes to gami due to rendaku)) is the Art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word "origami" is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat sheet square of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Modern origami practitioners generally discourage the use of cuts, glue, or markings on the paper.
At a master-class participants will learn how origami helped lovers, about techniques, hear some interesting legends and create their own miracle.
Master chooses figures of different levels of difficulty for those who get acquainted with origami first time and for those who know much about origami.
Special paper with logo of your company can be used at a master-class.
All Masters wear traditional Chinese or Japanese clothes.
Audience: adults and children.
It is possible inddors and outdoors. Nothing speial is required.
In your hands simple paper sheets will become alive, turning into magic creatures, fairy heroes, birds of paradise.
3D-origami origami are variety forms of origami. These ways models are framed as a construction set of paper modules. Developing 3D-thinking and fantasy, this kind of origami invites you to a completely different world of transformations and miracle creation!
Perfect decision for team-building and group activity, as you can together create something big, a symbol of the year or your company, team talisman and create impression, memory which will remind you about this great event and happy moments.
Module origami module origami are variety forms of origami. These ways models are framed as a construction set of paper modules.
Perfect decision for team-building and group activity, as you can together create something big, a symbol of the year or your company, team talisman and create impression, memory which will remind you about this great event and happy moments.
Money-gami – origami made of money. Money, money, money can be fine… It exists not just to be earned and spent but to become a masterpiece!
Money-gami has a double value. Besides nominal value of the banknote used for money-gami Master origami puts in his talent and at the result great works appear, which can be given as a gift and are pleasant to be received.
Folding money will not do any harm so the banknote can be used afterwards. But will you want to do this and break the miracle – that’s the question!
Japanese people consider such things to be magic and try to save them for luck and wealth.
Wide range of options are available:
- Group lessons
- Gift certificates
- Custom working.
Oshibori – оrigami of towels and napkins
To create different figures of towels is a new entertainment for origami fans, smelling good with mint and herbals. In Japan it is called – oshibori art, аnd the creator of it is a company named Fujinami Towel Service, producer of towels.
Nowadays there are no borders for origami materials! And you meet oshibori made of napkins too!
It can be used for decoration and design as well as for entertainment!
Useful and interesting this activity will attract attention to your company or trade mark and entertain your guests! Since this moment they will be able to create a miracle even during their lunch time!
Kirigami — is a modern Japanese Art, translated from Japanese as “to cut paper”.
Everybody used to cut snowflakes being children. This is the simplest form of “Kirigami”.
Japanese people created an outstanding technology, filling the Art with talent and mastery. Genious things are simple – simple paper, simple scissors plus huge forces and outstanding skills – here is the recipe of Japanese masterpiece!
But Master is skilled not just to create but to teach also!
At the master-class participants will create an exciting paper handmade lace, pop-up book or a card! And what’s the most important they will be able to master their new skills and make happy their friends and beloved ones with a unique gift!
Would you like to be unique? Here is the way!
In Japan the most important is the gift. Their gift making tradition is rather complex and paid great attention to! On the one hand, Japanese people are used to give ordinary gifts such as chocolate. coffee or even toilet paper. But! The greeting card, the greeting and gift-wrapping should be expensive and very special! The greeting card should be hand-made and the greeting should not repeat any other greeting that a person gets!
This tradition is not just Japanese one and greeting cards are popular and important all over the world! And to surprise your beloved ones Japanese technique of greeting will be very useful!
The wide range of techniques includes: application with Japanese dolls, calligraphy, kirigami, suminagashi and Japanese art.
Of course the main ingredient is your feelings and nice words from the bottom of your heart!
The greatest interest of Japanese people is a lot of fluffy things and they are great Masters in this sphere! Paws, tails, years and a lot of other things!
At a fluffy master-class participants will make any fluffy staff they like and try it on at once! Would you like to be a tiger? or lion? The choice is yours!
Besides this we will learn a lot about uptoday Japanese culture and at the end of the meeting everybody will take with him impressions and some bright fluffy staff!
Kanzashi— jewelry for hair traditionally used in Japan.
The key place is taken by Hana kanzashi — hairpin with flowers made of cloth. Such kanzashi is popular among maiko and children at festivals. Traditionally Hana kanzashi was made by Japanese Masters of silk using technique “tsumami” (folding), petal by petal a small miracle is born — a silk flower of Kanzashi…
Hairpins of outstanding beauty will give you wonderful moments in the process of creation and then in the process of wearing and can become a precious gift! Kanzashi pins are popular in the period of sakura blooming and at the festival “Hina Matsuri” all nice girls put them on with pleasure!
At the master-class all participants will make a wonderful Kanzashi set!
Also we produce Kanzashi on demand!
«…wishing to perceive the mystery of writing, you should learn how to feel it with your heart, it is impossible to understand just using the mind. Skillful knowledge of a brush comes out from the very bottom of your heart, it cannot be reached with your eyes. Thus, forms of writing come from the heart. When the heart does not understand itself then the writing is graceful. The same as when a furnace operator does not know how his metal melts.» - Yui Shuang.
Вы попадете в совершенно другой мир, который далек от повседневной суеты, он загадочен и прекрасен, и несет в себе только тепло и доброту!
Master-class of Japanese and Chinese painting – is an unusual adventure, during which you not just get acquainted with the technique, but go deep into mysterious eastern world. This world is beautiful and calm, full of light and kindness. You will understand that this art is something bigger than simple drawing; it is a special technique of soul growth. To cope with the brush you need harmony, to feel the brush, understand its features, see each imprint of every hair, give the direction and then be overridden by its movement. It is necessary to keep the sign in your mind and even interrupted to continue the movement with your thought not touching the paper. This skill is necessary for those who forget how to see the forest behind trees.
A wonderful painting will be your reward in this adventure!
Also the painting can be made on demand and become a diamond of your interior!
Suminagashi, known as marbling – the art reflecting the key point of Japanese culture, slightly opening the curtains of mystery was born during the times of Su Kase Imperior and is one of the oldest on the Earth. At the same time paints used for this art are extremely new and technologically perfect, being unique in the whole world. Paints percolating into the cloth or paper stay forever preserving color brightness and line accuracy.
The process of the masterpiece creation is also filled with joy. A special tank is filled with ordinary water. It is clear and let us watch the creation of the miracle. Paints are put on the surface of the water and you start to draw using brushes, hands, blowing. Unique, inimitable drawing is creating as if you draw it in the air. After the drawing is finished, it is covered with cloth or paper and the drawing is left on it. The drawing is so unique that even you will not be able to make it again.
Ebru is a dance of paints which mixing one with another create colorful patterns!
As Suminagashi, Ebru is also drawn on water and is very old, but it is from. The technique differs too. For Suminagashi ordinary water is used but for Ebru a special mix is required.
The technique is also different and still requires accuracy and calmness. While doing Suminagashi you follow the water and the paint, nere in Ebru you almost control everything and water just helps you.
Master-classes and production on demand are available.
One picture changes another, step by step telling the story. Drawing with sand is an exciting performance, which is popular among children and adults and adorns any festival. A sand performance includes not just creation of pictures. You and the artist can create Песочное представление включает в себя не только картины. Вы и художник можете создать the real film, dynamically changing the plot. For great performance nice music will increase dramatic effect.
For a couple a sand miracle is a great opportunity to express their feeling in such an unusual way and spend time together surrounded by dark and romance.
For children it is perfect way to express themselves and to develop art skills.
With a slight movement of a hand and fingers a great picture is created! If you failed do not be sad! Mix the sand and begin again! You will succeed for sure! And one thing more! If you are not sure about your drawing skills – do not worry! Your picture will be a masterpiece for sure!
Unique and original art of light drawing was born in China. The show is so new that just a few people in the world do it. The performance is in total darkness. The artist with light brushes and sometimes with help of real people creates light images vanishing in a while. Image by image changes creating a film made of light.
It is so eye-catching that you can spend hours watching this.
The secret is in a special screen, keeping parts of light. Some people mix it up with Freezelight. But they are completely different. By the way this art still has no fixed name.
We name it Light Painting or 日本光繪藝術.
It is also popular at wedding parties as there is nothing more romantic in the world than a love story written by the light.
It is extremely beautiful and made in an absolutely unique way. If you catch a glimpse of it you can think that it is just a piece of computer work. Who can be surprised by it? Bright colors, precise details…. But when you find out how it was made.. You will be impressed!
A great deal of whatman paper is cut in a special way to make a complex image then fixed in a frame with light and the image revives.
At a master-class participants create their own story – a 3D masterpiece!
Paper masterpieces are produced on demand also!
Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is more than simply putting flowers in a container. It is a disciplined art form in which the arrangement is a living thing where nature and humanity are brought together. It is steeped in the philosophy of developing a closeness with nature. Ikebana is prestigious activity, educating sensitivity to art, sophistication. A woman doing Ikebana is always the subject of admiration. Ikebana helps to disclosure art potential and become happier.
At a master-class participants learn all necessary basic information to do Ikebana afterwards themselves, touch nature and learn how to talk with it. And, of course, get pleasure!
Creation of Ikebana is available on demand. Courses for masters are also offered.
Yasai-ikebana – composition of fruits and vegetables Funny and bright master-class where you find out what a masterpiece can be made of usual vegetables and fruits from a market close to your apartment!
Flowers, berries, fruits, plants – everything found in your refrigerator are united in a beautiful composition of Japanese Art. Japanese people are very attentive to details and especially to food, trying not just to serve an excellent meal, tasty and delicious but in a nice outstanding design.
Yasai Ikebana is a light and exquisite element, underlining the taste of hosts. Using such kind of decoration for some special event you will create great atmosphere for your guests and impress them greatly.
When we hear the word “Ikebana” we imagine Japan, live flowers arranged in a nice way. And we are right. Japan is the country where this art was born. But we hardly know that for Ikebana artificial flowers are used to make this beauty everlasting.
At a master-class participants will learn ways of arranging flowers and ancient process of artificial flower creation.
Japanese clay does not require baking, items dry just in 24 hours. You feel the clay as a soft material something like marshmallow. Pleasant, tender and very pliable.
Ready items do not break down, keeping their tendency and beauty, practical and adorable.
At a master-class participants:
- will learn details of working with Japanese clay;
- learn how to use special instruments;
- create a unique hairpin or brooch.
A mask is an interesting item. Since ancient times people made masks, first for some religious aspects, later for beauty.
For master-classes the following masks are available:
- African masks
- Ancient Greece Masks
- Venetian Masks
- Japanese Masks
Masks are also available for producing on demand.
On the 15th day of 1st month of the new year according to the Moon calendar in China Chinese lantern festival takes place known as Yuangsyaocze, the last part of New Year celebration.
A wonderful custom to light lanterns this day is very ancient. First festival of such kind took place 180 years b.c., thus this the most famous festival in the world.
Chinese lantern made by you at a master-class will become an amulet of your house and sometimes when you light it will remind of this event and creates eastern atmosphere of miracles.
Hanamusubi (花結び) - Japanese technique of weaving a cord, used in Japan for a variety of purposes. It was used in Buddhist and Shinto temples for tying rolls and packing utensils court nobility wrapped gifts from the beautiful sites and even lace up their samurai armor using techniques of hanamusubi.
According to an ancient tradition in 607 Chinese Emperor Yang Guang gave gifts to Prince Shotoku, which was actively developing relations with China. Prince admired gifts, but also admired components, decorated boxes. They were made of paper and silk cords, which later became known in Japan as an art and mizuhiki and hanamusubi. Because not going to know to keep up with "current trends" in vogue, these two techniques of weaving spread rapidly in Japan, and soon were invented originally Japanese technique of weaving. In modern Japan, this country of contrasts, you can easily find examples of traditional weaving hanamusubi and modern versions. The latter are represented in all sorts of accessories for mobile phones, laptops, jewelry, decorative objects and more. Therefore, it is often mistakenly referred to hanamusubi "Japanese macrame". Nowadays such techniques are widespread because knots are beautiful and the meaning of knots can be different: for luck, for money, for happiness.
At a master-class we can create:
- a beautiful souvenir
- a charm, a greeting card
- an amulet for luck
And a composition of midzuhiki elements.
Japanese word [temari] means "princess’s ball". Temari – a japanese traditional technique of needlework on balls.
Temari Ball is a folk art form originated from China. Originally the balls were made by mothers and grandmothers for children from scraps of old kimonos. Fabric was squeezed and embroidered with decorative patterns. In the VIII century, Japan took balls from China. Initially designed for the game balls (they were so tight that they were actually bouncing), and later similar toys were used by street jugglers, but eventually Temari balls became increasingly more important. Balls embroidered with silk threads appeared in XIV-XVI centuries. They were made by samurai's daughters.
They are considered to be an amulet for children and nowadays women make them for their children or future ones. Anyway it is a wonderful toy made with love by you!
Hokku – Japanese poems
Watched then all the time sakura’s flowers till get pain in my neck (D. Smirnov)
We will not just learn about Japanese poetry but try ourselves as poets and create our own!
The poets will be decorated with Japanese calligraphy and sumi-e (Japanese painting).
Dance of spring
Fell in life with winter snow.
A long meeting.
Traditional, ritual Japanese dance.
Master-class on Japanese dance - an extraordinary journey to the land of the rising sun! Participants will put on the real Japanese kimono, learn about the content of Japanese dance and learn how to dance with a fan or candles.
Fans are important accessories, especially in Japan
Before each lesson a pupil sits down in front of his teacher and puts a closed fan in front and makes a bow. It symbolizes that a pupil has left all thoughts and doubts and now he is ready to study. But when a geisha takes her fan, used for dances Japanese fans symbolize a huge deal of things – a bottle of sake, a sword, a butterfly.
What will the fan you create symbolize?
Furoshiki is Japanese, stylish, elegant and unusual!
Literally furoshiki (or furoshiki) can be translated as "bath mat". The fact that to Japanese baths (furo) people walk in with the lungs of cotton kimono. After changing into the mat wrapped clothes, and after a bath - wet kimono to make it easier to carry it home.
At the master class, you will learn the basics of this amazing skill packaging, immediately apply it in practice, packing container and creating a stylish bag! And also learn how to create beautiful and stylish box of origami!
Feel like a real samurai, geisha, assassin, the emperor at the master-class of magical transformation!
Elements of transformation:
Japanese makeup (for men as well, because Japanese men are known for their well-groom. Despite careful decoration and perfect appearance, they retain their strength and virility)
Hairstyle, corresponding to the selected period
Photo session for capturing your unique image!
You will learn the subtleties of Japanese clothes, eastern culture and get a dozen moments of historic voyage to Japan.
Manga – Japanese comics
Professional artist, producer shows secrets of his technique, answers your questions and will be happy to share recipes of authentic Japanese manga cuisine.
Creating characters, basic techniques. As a result, each participant will get a pack of his own comics!
Mehendi or henna. Coloring hands, legs with henna paste or mehndi is a popular practice in India,Pakistan and Arabian countries. Ladies adorn themselves with artistic mehndi designs for every occasion like marriage, party or even wear them to office. Different types of mehndi is available like red henna,black henna, glitter, stones.
Oshibana – a masterpiece made of flowers and plants Оshibana is an ancient art of painting… without paints! But with flowers an plants.
Hands of florist create a miracle for us,
Flowers plus leaves plus grass,
A melody of nature sounds –
Today, tomorrow, forever!
Oshibana or in other words painting with plants is an ancient art of creating paintings using natural dyes but not those made of flowers or other natural ingredients, but real flowers and plants. The second name is floristry compact. Pressed floristry is the art of creating paintings under pressure from the dried flowers, leaves, etc.
The Japanese have developed a method for protection of paintings of "oshibana" from burning and browning. Florists perform ornaments, landscapes, still lives, portraits and narrative paintings. The art originated in Japan more than six hundred years ago. Only in the last century, this art was spread all over the world. In European fashion, it appeared only in the XIX century. In ancient times, this art possessed only by the samurai, because “oshibana” requires the same concentration as swordsmanship.
Once in the Middle Ages they learned the way of the samurai warrior. Oshibana was part of this path the same as writing characters and sword art. The point is that oshibana lays in the fact that in a state of total presence in the moment (satori) wizard to create pictures of dried flowers (pressed flowers).
Then this pattern could serve as a key conduit for those who ready to enter into silence and experience the very satori.
The word (decoupage) is French, meaning "to cut." Therefore, decoupage technique - machinery ornaments decorating design using cut paper motives. Now this ancient technique has once again become fashionable and widespread in various countries, used at decorating bags, hats, trays, Christmas decorations, cards, playing cards, boxes, wooden pieces, utensils, packaging, as well as the creation of exclusive interior, when you make a dress and manufacture of fashion accessories.
Our masters offer decoupage at your request, the relevant theme of the holiday. The Japanese people contributed greatly to the technique and creating of unique masterpieces. At the master- class, you will learn techniques that will allow you to decorate all the world around. The choice of subjects for decoupage has no limits - decoupage on fabric, glass. You can create a unique decoration, original cloth, spice jars, frames for photos, T-shirt and even boots.
Remember, creativity is boundless!