Class sizes are limited and registration is required unless otherwise stated. Payment must accompany registration.
Refunds for classes registered through Anderson Japanese Gardens will be issued if participant cancels at least five days prior to class date.
Anderson Japanese Gardens reserves the right to cancel events in which case, a refund will be issued.
Japanese Language Tutoring
Class fee is $30/hour and times are scheduled directly with the instructor.
Private sessions teach Japanese culture through reading, writing and speaking the language. Students will learn greetings, numbers, time, simple sentences and noun/verb usage. Instructor Keiko Hall is a native of Tokyo and teaches reading and writing of the three Japanese writing forms: Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. All levels are available from beginning to advanced. Preparation for the Japanese proficiency test is available for advanced students.
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Wednesdays: August 9 – 30
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
$15 Members per Class | $20 Non-Members per Class
Sumi-e, the Japanese word for black ink painting, focuses on the beauty of each individual stroke of the brush as it captures the essence of nature. Students will use the beauty of the Gardens to inspire their works as National Watercolor Society Signature Instructor, Stella Dobbins, demonstrates a new painting each week. Lesson subjects include flowers, fish, fur and fins. This class is perfect for students ages 8-16. Supply kits ($25) are available from the instructor with advance reservation.
Japanese Mini Camp
Saturdays: September 9 and October 7 (CANCELLED)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Each class: $25 Garden Members | $30 Non-Members
Students will take an imaginary trip to Japan, where they will learn about Japanese culture and customs. Activities include origami, designing a Kare San Sui (rock garden) and learning Bon Dance (traditional Japanese dance). Japanese snacks will be provided. This class is for students ages 9 and up.
Saturdays: August 5, September 16 (CANCELLED) and October 14
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
$10 per class for Garden Members | $12 Non-Members
Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, dating back to the 17th century. Participants will learn easy origami, the foundation for more complicated forms. No previous experience is required.
Fridays: June 16 through July 21
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Session price: $66 Garden Members | $67 Non-Members
Join Young Rembrands as they explore the culture and beauty of Asia and around the world in a six week drawing workshop. Young Rembrandts provides a fun and creative environment where children learn and improve drawing skills and art techniques, while expressing creativity in a positive environment. A world of inspiration and imagination awaits. Registration is for the full six week session. This class is recommended for students ages 7-14.