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Upcoming Fall 2018 Workshops

 

Homemade Chutney workshop poster

Urban Canning: Homemade Chutney
By Laena McCarthy, founder and CEO of Anarchy in a Jar
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Admission: $20 (General) | $15 (Students/Seniors)
Limited to 30 people. Advance reservation is required.

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In this demonstration-based workshop, you'll learn the simple steps to making homemade jam, from cooking and jelling to processing and sealing. This workshop will also cover the tools and tricks of food preservation, food safety and shelf-life, sugar-free methods, and an overview of the history of canning. Finally, we'll sample the delicious fruits of our labor, tasting the plum chutney we've made as a group. You will also receive recipes, tips, and a four-ounce jar of chutney to take home.

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Furoshiki workshop poster

Traditional Japanese Gift Wrapping: Furoshiki
By Prof. Eva Nagase, Lecturer of the Department of Asian & Asian American Studies
Friday, November 2, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Admission: $20 (General) | $15 (Students/Seniors)
Limited to 30 people. Advance reservation is required.

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A furoshiki is a traditional Japanese cloth used to wrap all sorts of objects, often in elaborate shapes. In Japanese culture, the furoshiki functions as a method of communication, with its many knots and ties representing the bonds between people. Commonly used to pack lunches and wrap gifts, furoshiki is a fun and eco-friendly way to wrap your holiday gifts. Join us to learn how to use cloth to wrap a gift for that someone special!

 

 

 

Traditional Korean Wedding workshop poster

Dress Up! Traditional Korean Wedding Garments
By Laena McCarthy, founder and CEO of Anarchy in a Jar
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel, Main Lobby
Free Admission!

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The workshop will offer a hands-on experience of the traditional Korean costume, the hanbok, in particular those used in wedding ceremonies. A master artisan and a scholar of traditional Korean dress will discuss the cultural significance of the elegant garments and the wedding ceremonies that are still practiced in Korea today. Participants will also learn the meanings behind the colors, embroidery, forms, and symbols used in hanbok.

The workshop will be followed by a traditional Korean wedding procession in which participants will take part. Volunteers will receive traditional Korean souvenirs. Sign up if you are interested!

The workshop is sponsored by the Hanbok Advancement Center of the Korean Craft and Design Foundation in South Korea.

**We are looking for 15 volunteers for this workshop. Please sign up here if you are interested in. 

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Persian Mulberry Confections workshop poster

Persian Mulberry Confections: A Sweet Intro to Persian Cooking
By Azita Houshiar
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Admission: $20 (General) | $15 (Students/Seniors)
Limited to 30 people. Advance reservation is required.

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Azita Houshiar is an Iranian American writer, illustrator, and cooking instructor who will share her knowledge of Persian food and culture by offering a hands-on culinary workshop. In this class, you will be taught how to make a delightful Persian sweet called tut. This staple confection is often offered at weddings, celebrations, and other festive gatherings. It is a bite-sized nibble made with ground almonds, sugar, cardamom, and rosewater mixed into a dough and formed into the shape of a mulberry. The ingredients are few and simple, and the end result is a beautiful, decidedly toothsome treat!

 

 

 


Past Spring 2018 Programs

chinese paper cutting workshop

Chinese Paper Cutting
Two Fridays, March 23 & March 30, 2018 at 3:00–5:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Offered by the Confucius Institute, this workshop provides participants with insight into the history, culture, and folk traditions of paper cutting in China. Once participants have mastered the basic techniques, they will practice cutting paper into animals, flowers, and traditional Chinese patterns. Participants will be guided step by step to create their own artwork, and will be able to bring their work home or present them as gifts to family or friends.

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potato prints workshop

Potato Prints
Friday, April 6, 2018
Session 1: 10 AM–12 PM
Session 2: 1–3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Lead by artist/curator Jeffrey Allen Price and guest artist Puneeta Mittal, this workshop will showcase various potato stamp techniques you can use to create your own unique works of art. Puneeta Mittal will also discuss the ancient art of Indian block printing, as well as current trends in modern fashion and textile design and their connection to patterns Indian designers have been using for centuries.

Participants will print their own designs using the stamps and will take home 1–2 projects on various paper surfaces and one small 4 × 4 burlap canvas.

About the Instructors

Jeffrey Allen Price is a Long Island-based multimedia artist with a conceptual and process-based approach to making art. His works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including shows at the National Museum in Kielce, Poland; the Islip Art Museum in Islip, NY; and the Chicago Art Source Gallery. He and his creations have also been reviewed or featured in numerous publications and media outlets, including the New York Times, Newsday, the Huffington Post, and the Food Network. His works can be found in the collections of the Islip Art Museum, the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, and numerous private collections around the world.

Originally from India, Puneeta Mittal discovered her passion for art when she relocated to Long Island to study at Adelphi University and Long Island University. Mittal expresses her art through oil paintings and ceramics. Her works have been featured in the New York Times, Newsday, and other Long Island news publications. She has also showed and marketed her artwork at various galleries across the United States and around the world, including New York, Texas, Turkey, and Austria. Mittal currently teaches at Suffolk County Community College.

 

RELATED PROGRAMS

EXHIBITION
Potasia: Potatoism in the East
March 15 through June 15, 2018
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

ART CRAWL
Guided Exhibition Tour by Jeffrey Allen Price
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 4:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

LECTURE
The Motif of Potatoes in Korean Media (Old and New)
Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 4 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

LECTURE
Potatoism: A Global History of Potato Art
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

WORKSHOP
Small Potatoes: Creating Crochet Amigurumi
Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 10 AM–12 PM, 1–3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

LECTURE
North Korea: Addressing Human Needs in a Challenging Environment
Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

 

 

 

chinese calligraphy workshop

Chinese Calligraphy
3 Thursdays, April 12, April 19, & April 26, 2018 at 3:00–5:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Room 101

Chinese calligraphy is the traditional art of writing characters from the Chinese language using a brush and ink. It is the root of many other forms of Chinese cultural art, and works of calligraphy can be seen adorning the walls of shops, offices, and houses almost everywhere in China. The English word “calligraphy” literally means “beautiful writing,” and when you see good calligraphy, you can certainly appreciate the subtle aesthetics of line and stroke. The Confucius Institute at Stony Brook University offers a workshop that teaches participants how to create their own works of Chinese calligraphy.

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crochet amigurumi workshop

Small Potatoes: Creating Crochet Amigurumi
Friday, April 20, 2018
Session 1: 10 AM–12 PM
Session 2: 1–3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

Want to create an adorable 3-inch potato spirit? In this class taught by Thien Nguyen August, you’ll be able to make your own whimsical crochet potato spirit in the Japanese style of amigurumi! Amigurumi is the Japanese art of crocheting small stuffed creatures out of yarn, and there is no limit to where your imagination can take you. Thien is a pattern designer, a crochet artist, and the owner of Tiny Island Handmade, and she specializes in crocheted toys and clothing. She will share her best tips for making amigurumi, from choosing the right yarns and hooks, to marking and counting stitches, to stuffing, assembling, and finishing your stuffed creature. Some experience with crochet or knitting is helpful, but not required.

 

RELATED PROGRAMS

EXHIBITION
Potasia: Potatoism in the East
March 15 through June 15, 2018
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

ART CRAWL
Guided Exhibition Tour by Jeffrey Allen Price
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 4:30 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Skylight Gallery

LECTURE
The Motif of Potatoes in Korean Media (Old and New)
Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 4 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

LECTURE
Potatoism: A Global History of Potato Art
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 1 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

WORKSHOP
Potato Prints
Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 10 AM–12 PM, 1–3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel

LECTURE
North Korea: Addressing Human Needs in a Challenging Environment
Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 3 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Lecture Hall I

 

 

 

maedeup korean knot workshop

The Elegant Art of Knot Jewelry for Mother’s Day
Two Fridays, May 4, May 11, 2018
Session 1: 11 AM–1 PM
Session 2: 2–4 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Room 201

The unique art of Korean knot-making utilizes all sorts of braids and ornamental shapes to decorate dresses and accessories. There are around 38 types of Korean knot-making techniques, and the harmony and combinations of colors, braids, and patterns are what makes the art still much beloved by people today. Master artist Karen Ahn will demonstrate how to make the perfect handmade gift for your mom or loved one. You will leave with a special pin and necklace of your own design.

 

 

 

pojagi workshop

Creating a See-Through Window Hanging Patchwork
3 Fridays: June 1, June 8, and June 15, 2018 at 12:00–4:00 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel
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Pojagi is a Korean form of patchwork using scraps of transparent or semi-transparent fabrics, such as silk organza, hemp, or ramie. It can lend a gorgeous look to any room, whether you hang it in a window (where the seams show up against the light) or away from a wall (so light can form colored shadows on the wall behind). Textile artist Wonju Seo will show how to create a large, functional hanging piece with simple block patterns of your own design.

 

 

 


Past Programs

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