Aiko Yamamoto NATURE COLOR PICNIC Workshop at Hara Museum ARC

Date(s) : September 30, 2023 (Saturday)

Time : 13:30-15:30 (Registration begins at 13:00)

For this event, the artist Aiko Yamamoto will hold a fabric dyeing workshop.
Dyeing is a process made possible by the forces of life: water, earth, fire, wind, plants, minerals and living things. We invite you to experience this process as you dye fabric remnants using plants native to Gunma and minerals from the water of hot springs. Activate all of your senses of sight, touch and smell and exult in the rich tactile qualities of the materials and fabrics. Through this workshop, both children and adults can enjoy the rich nature of Gunma. Participants are invited to take home the fabric remnants that they dye.

This program is being presented as part of the Gunma 2023 AIR Art Project Learning Program.

Date & Time: September 30, 2023 (Sat.) 13:30-15:30 (Registration begins at 13:00)
Venue: The Corridor at Hara Museum ARC
Organized by: Gunma Prefectural Education and Culture Foundation, Gunma Prefecture, Hara Museum ARC
  Supported by: Gunma Prefectural Board of Education
Participation fee: Free
Target age: Elementary school or older (first- to third-year students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)
Capacity: 15 (first-come, first-served basis)
Reservation is closed.

Aiko Yamamoto (Artist) 
Born 1991 in Kanagawa prefecture and graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts with a degree in Inter Media Art (2017). Studied in China under the auspices of the Pola Art Foundation Overseas Study grant program in 2008. Her work, which she creates using natural materials such as silk cloth, cocoon threads, natural dyes, and waste materials, focuses on a thing’s native quality and memory of place. She has participated in residencies and exhibitions in Japan and abroad. She has been based since 2020 in nature-rich Yato region of Yokosuka City, Kanagawa prefecture.
Instagram @aiko.yamamoto_

What to Bring on the Day of the Event
Clothes and shoes that you won’t mind getting dirty and a towel for wiping your hands.

*Please note that photos taken during the event may be shown on our website and social networking sites.