Prior to the 2 person exhibition 'In-between' Tokyo starting, we had the great privilege to lead a workshop for the Kindergarten classes at the 'Gyosei International School. This creative workshop had the theme of Christmas to coincide with the end of year celebrations the school was having. The aim of the workshop was to create a fun opportunity for the children aged 3-5 years old. It provided the opportunity to utilise and improve their English language skills and learn about the cultural differences between the UK and Japan through play. It was our hope that this would be both fun and informative and provide the children with a more informal approach to art and creativity.
The children enjoyed the discussions about the UK and the traditions we follow at Christmas. As you can see from the photographs below they embraced the creative activities and produced some imaginative outcomes and were very pleased with the resources we provided to continue at home.
The School gave us such a warm welcome and it was a pleasure to spend time with the children. They performed a Christmas themed concert especially for us after the workshop, showcasing their musical talents with both traditional Japanese instruments and English songs, it was a wonderful way to the end the day!