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Garret Uyeno

About the artist

Garret Uyeno began studying the koto (koh-toh) at age 12. During the 1970s he played with an orchestra in Honoulu, Hawaii. He currently resides in Indianapolis, where he performs at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Museum of Art and in various communities in Indiana. He continues to study the koto and sangen.

Programs

Four Gentleman Sumi-e Painting

Residency

Four visits with a Japanese artist. Students will learn traditional sumi-e painting by practicing the “Four Gentlemen” brushstroke techniques.

This program meets standards in Asian Culture Critical Thinking Life Skills Social Studies World History & Culture
  • Grades: 3-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 300

4-day: $363
Materials: $80 per class

Sumi-e Japanese Brush Painting

Workshop

Students will learn the art of Sumi-e brush painting by practicing one of the “four gentlemen,” the Bamboo. Students will produce a frame-able painting on rice paper. Available as a four-day residency in which students will complete all four gentlemen.

This program meets standards in Asian Culture Social Studies World History & Culture
  • Grades: 3-56-89-12
  • Length: 60 min
  • Audience Limit: 30
Single: $85 Multiple: $75

Materials: $20 per classroom

Shodo Japanese Calligraphy

Workshop

After a brief demonstration about Shodo calligraphy, students will have the opportunity to use a brush and practice writing traditional Japanese characters.

This program meets standards in Asian Culture Social Studies World History & Culture
  • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 30
Single: $85 Multiple: $75

Materials: $6 per classroom

Ongaku: Japanese Music

Performance

Dressed in the traditional Japanese kimono, Garret plays and explains the koto and sangen, two Japanese string instruments. Demonstrating both classical and contemporary music, this participatory performance also includes information about Japanese customs and language.

This program meets standards in Asian Culture Social Studies World History & Culture
  • Grades: K-23-56-89-12
  • Length: 45 min
  • Audience Limit: 300
Single: $225 Double: $450

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