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Fall 2015 Workshops

origami workshop

Fabric Origami Techniques
with Wonju Seo
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Patchwork artist Wonju Seo will teach diverse origami techniques for folding fabric in order to create exciting and beautiful geometric designs influenced by traditional Korean temple door patterns. All origami experience levels are welcome.

 

RELATED PROGRAMS

EXHIBITION
Origami Heaven
On View September 9 to December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery, Video Gallery

LECTURE
Origami and the Making of Between the Folds
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

FILM
Between the Folds directed by Vanessa Gould
On View September 9 to December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Video Gallery

LECTURE
Artist Talk: Kumi Yamashita
Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

LECTURE
Modular Kirigami
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

WORKSHOP
12-Card Star Construction
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

WORKSHOP
Origami Heaven Retreat
October 31 - November 2, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook

 

 

 

dhal puri workshop

The Art of Making Dhal Puri - East Indian Flatbread
with Shakeera Thomas
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Dhal puri is a type of Indian-inspired flatbread that is made in Guyana on the Caribbean coast of South America. The flatbread is stuffed with a seasoned filling of ground split peas. It is made for family and friends during holidays and especially for weddings. Shakeera Thomas will demonstrate the process of using the masala brick, a grinding kitchen tool, to make dhal puri. Participants will have the opportunity to make and knead their own dough that they can take home to bake. Before participants leave, they will have the opportunity to savour homemade dhal puri.

About the Presenter

Shakeera Thomas, Chapter Assistant of United University Professions, Stony Brook University, is an avid gardener, crochet artist and jewelry designer and maker of gourmet hot sauce as well as a talented foodie who has used her grandmother's masala brick to continue five-generations of family tradition in preparing dhal puri. Thomas shares her multifaceted talents and expertise from spearheading an on-campus crochet circle, the Stony Brook Stitchers, that donates its creations to Stony Brook Hospital, to bottling her family recipe hot sauce, which will be in stores soon. The masala brick is one of the featured Objects of Asia currently on exhibit at the Jasmine Gallery.

 

 

 

puppet workshop

Trick or Treat: Shadow Puppet Making
with Caroline Borderies & Christian Barthod
Saturday, October 24, 2015, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Acclaimed French puppetry artists Caroline Borderies and Christian Barthod will present a hands-on workshop before their performance of Two Tales of Tricksters from Southeast Asia. Participants will be introduced to the mechanics, techniques and history of shadow puppetry, preparing them for a deeper appreciation of the performance to follow.

It’s a great afternoon for kids: Workshop participants will get to make puppets in the shape of traditional Halloween characters such as witches, cats, ghosts, and bats.

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RELATED PROGRAMS

PERFORMANCE
Two Tales of Tricksters from Southeast Asia
Saturday October 24, 2015 at 4 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

 

 

 

12 star card workshop

12-Card Star Construction
by George Hart
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

In this workshop, participants will learn how to make an intricate construction from playing cards. The cards are both slotted and folded, so ideas from both modular origami and modular kirigami are involved. Each participant can take home their own unique construction.

About the Artists

George W. Hart is a research professor at Stony Brook University and an interdisciplinary sculptor, mathematician, computer scientist, and educator. His geometric sculpture is recognized around the world for its mathematical depth and creative use of materials. He is a pioneer in using computer technology and 3D printing in the design and fabrication of sculpture. Examples of his artwork can be seen at major universities, such as M.I.T., U.C. Berkeley, Duke University, Princeton University, and Stony Brook University. He is the associate editor for sculpture of the Journal of Mathematics and the Arts and is a co-founder of the Museum of Mathematics. Hart holds a B.S. in Mathematics from MIT (1977), an M.A. in Linguistics from Indiana University (1979), and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT (1987).

 

RELATED PROGRAMS

EXHIBITION
Origami Heaven
On View September 9 to December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery, Video Gallery

LECTURE
Origami and the Making of Between the Folds
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

FILM
Between the Folds directed by Vanessa Gould
On View September 9 to December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Video Gallery

WORKSHOP
Fabric Origami Techniques with Wonju Seo
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Session 1: 1:00-2:30 PM | Session 2: 3:00-4:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

LECTURE
Artist Talk: Kumi Yamashita
Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

LECTURE
Modular Kirigami
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

WORKSHOP
Origami Heaven Retreat
October 31 - November 2, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook

 

 

 

origami retreat

Origami Heaven Retreat
October 31-November 2, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook

For fee info, visit www.origamiheaven.org

Complete your Origami Heaven experience with the Origami Heaven Retreat at the Hilton Garden Inn. Participate in workshops and classes on origami and be part of the origami community with artists and folders from around the globe.

RELATED PROGRAMS

EXHIBITION
Origami Heaven
On View September 9 to December 31, 2015
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery, Video Gallery

LECTURE
Origami and the Making of Between the Folds
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Theatre

WORKSHOP
Fabric Origami Techniques with Wonju Seo
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Session 1: 1:00-2:30 PM | Session 2: 3:00-4:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

LECTURE
Artist Talk: Kumi Yamashita
Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 2:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

WORKSHOP
12-Card Star Construction
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

LECTURE
Modular Kirigami
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 6 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

 

 

 


Spring 2015 Workshops

flower arrangement workshop

Japanese Flower Arrangement
with Toyomi Shibahara
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

As the flowers begin to bloom this Spring, join us for a workshop with Toyomi Shibahara, a master of the art of Japanese flower arrangement known as Ikebana. Driven by Japanese aesthetics of simplicity and minimalism, Ikebana diverges from Western flower arrangement in its emphasis on contrasting sizes and eye-catching lines. Complex and nuanced, Ikebana is more than just an aesthetic exercise; it’s a relaxing art form that helps to bring together mind, body and soul.

 

About the Instructor

Toyomi Shibahara was born and raised in Nagoya, Japan and started practicing Ikebana while she was in college and subsequently became a certified Ikebana instructor. Shibahara moved to New York in 1990 and has been spreading Japanese culture ever since. In 2007, Shibahara founded Long Island Japanese Culture Center (www.lljcc.org) in Port Washington, New Yorkto introduce the Japanese culture to both Americans and Japanese. She has offers Ikebana and Japanese tea ceremony workshops in many colleges and special events.

 

RELATED PROGRAMS

EXHIBITION
The Everyday Joys of Japan: Paintings By Jiro Osuga
On View March 11 - July 15
Jasmine Gallery

LECTURE
How Did Rāmen Become Japan’s ‘National Food’ (Kokuminshoku)?
With Chef Mamie Nishide, New York University
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Lecture Hall 1

CULINARY WORKSHOP
Make your Own Japanese Rāmen with Chef Mamie Nishide
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 1-2:30 PM
Chapel

 

 

 

indian tea workshop

Indian Tea Time
with Drake Page
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been canceled. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Tea is the most popular beverage in India –– but more than that, it is a cultural staple. Learn about traditional Indian tea service in this workshop led by tea master Drake Page. Black tea is the most common type of tea served in India, and it is served as masala chai or spiced tea, made of milk, sugar and various spices like ginger, cardamom, black pepper and cinnamon. Afternoon tea is often referred to as “Tea Time,” in which people take a break from their busy lives to enjoy the complex flavors of Masala Chai.

About the Tea Master

Drake Page founded his small, artisanal condiments company The DP Chutney Collective in 2010 and has created and taught dozens of classes on Indian food and culinary culture in the last four years. His chutneys and relishes have been featured in The New York Times, Food and Wine, New York Magazine and many other publications. Mr. Page has appeared as a guest on NPR and other national media outlets discussing regional Indian condiments. In 2013 he conducted chutney workshops for the national premiere of the film version of Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children, highlighting specific dishes of Bengal, Pakistan, Kashmir and Mumbai. Additionally, Mr. Page has cooked in restaurant kitchens in London, held demonstrations at several national food fairs and fundraisers and is currently launching an Indian supper club in the Hudson Valley.

 

 

 

ramen workshop

Make your Own Japanese Ramen
with Chef Mamie Nishide
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Japanese people has a singular obsession with ramen. In conjunction with the exhibition The Everyday Joys of Japan, chef Mamie Nishide will teach this hands-on workshop on how to prepare the popular noodle. The lesson begins with making flavorful stock from shoyu (soy), miso (fermented soybean), shio (salt) and tonkotsu (pork) and finishes with an overview of various topics and ingredients including chashu (braised pork), nori (seaweed), negi (green onion) and tamago (boiled egg).

About the Chef

Born and raised in Japan, Mamie Nishide developed her culinary passion after a business career on Wall Street. After graduating from the Institute of Culinary Education, Nishide continued her training at the Country Living test kitchen, Le Bernardin and other top restaurants in New York. She also worked as a sous chef for Annemarie Huste, private chef to Jackie Kennedy, and as a catering chef at Star Boggs in Westhampton Beach.

Currently Nishide runs the Japanese Cooking Studio (www.JapaneseCookingStudio.com), which offers private cooking and sake tasting classes to individuals, chefs and corporate clients. Nishide is a Sake Sommelier certified by the Sake Service Institute (SSI) in Japan as well as a finalist on the Food Network's Sweet Genius.

 

RELATED PROGRAMS

EXHIBITION
The Everyday Joys of Japan: Paintings By Jiro Osuga
On View March 11 - July 15
Jasmine Gallery

CRAFT WORKSHOP
Japanese Flower Arrangement with Toyomi Shibahara
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 1PM
Chapel

LECTURE
How Did Rāmen Become Japan’s ‘National Food’ (Kokuminshoku)?
With Chef Mamie Nishide, New York University
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 @ 2:30 PM
Lecture Hall 1

 

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