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Designing Artists Academy

by YouMeWe NPO
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We have finished recruiting all artists for DAA, and are shedding a spotlight on each of our artists who are generously giving their time to come and teach at the Designing Artists Academy. 

 

Seiko started classical piano at the age of 10. She learned how to play the trumpet, contrabass, violin, and played in the orchestra during her primary school years. Seiko majored in piano at Kunitachi College of Music, and dropped out to concentrate on music other than classical. In 2013, Seiko released an album called "Best of Relaxation," which is a mixture of classical, folk, and jazz music arranged in her own style. The following year, she released a wedding pops album as well as her original album. She performs at events, bars, and collaborates with musicians both Japanese and from overseas. 

Create, Arrange & Perform Your Own Song!
In this workshop, kids will have the chance to experience what it’s like to be a songwriter, composer and singer! Children will select songs before camp and during the 4-day workshop they’ll work on creating their own lyrics and rearranging the music to create a song representing the camp theme “HeART of Tokyo.” For the final part, kids will perform the song accompanied by the piano, and it will be recorded and played during the exhibition. 

We have finished recruiting all artists for DAA, and are shedding a spotlight on each of our artists who are generously giving their time to come and teach at the Designing Artists Academy. 

 

AUGUST 13-16

Hello! My name is Julie Harada, I am 15 years old. I was born and raised in Tokyo. I love cooking and sports! I want to share cupcake art because I think it is a new way to express your artistic talents and unique self. I hope that the kids find the cupcake art as a way to enjoy themselves but also a pathway into something they maybe interested in.

 

Design Your Own Cupcakes!  (workshop for all ages)

Making and sharing food has always been a fun way to connect with new friends. At our cupcake project, children will be able to decorate their own pre-made cupcakes with different frosting colors and sprinkles. They will be able to explore how different colors can be combined to create new frosting colors, and use different sprinkles to get different effects. This project is open to all DAA campers.

We have finished recruiting all artists for DAA, and are shedding a spotlight on each of our artists who are generously giving their time to come and teach at the Designing Artists Academy.

 

AUGUST 13-16

Hi! I’m Maria, 17, and am currently a junior at ISSH. 
I’ve worked with Hands on Tokyo for 3 years now and believe that sports and art are both powerful means in which people can form meaningful relationships and grow individually. I’m more than excited to be working with everyone this summer!

 

Create a Styrofoam Mural! (for 4th~6th graders)                                       

 This mural painting project is all about having fun with friends, artists, and camp leaders. Each camper will be able to decorate and paint a small portion of one big mural along with the new camp friends they make.  The mural will represent the uniqueness of each of our campers and also our special DAA community. It will be exhibited on the last day of camp.

We have finished recruiting all artists for DAA, and are shedding a spotlight on each of our artists who are generously giving their time to come and teach at the Designing Artists Academy. 

 

AUGUST 13-16

I’m Carina, a third year student at Waseda University. I grew up in the States until I was 10, then moved to Japan. I love art and being around children, and I am so excited to be meeting you soon!

Pottery Creations! (for 2nd ~3rd graders)

Kids will enjoy using their hands to create unique pieces of art using clay. Beginning with visualizing/drawing their ideas, kids will be able to produce multiple pieces followed by painting, varnishing and decorating. Kids can choose which designs they’d like to exhibit and then gift or keep their creations.

We have finished recruiting all artists for DAA, and would like to start shedding some spotlight on each of our artists who are generously giving their time to come and teach at the Designing Artists Academy. 

AUGUST 13-16

DAVID WOO (www.davidwoo.com)

Director | Cinematographer – After several years working as an in-house videographer, editor, & colorist in Tokyo, Japan, David moved to Los Angeles, California, and established his own company. He has an extensive background in documentary-style visual storytelling, first as a photojournalist, then later on as a cinematographer for documentary, narrative, and commercial projects. In his career, he has worked with high profile brands such as Toyota, Sony, LO’real, Green Peace, as well as hard-working, family-owned stores. The human condition can be tough sometimes and it’s important that brands work together with grassroots organizations and individual good-doers to help create change. Believing that stories can inspire a kinder, gentler world, David uses his expertise to craft intimate, story-driven films to help social businesses bridge profit, purpose, and compassion.

 

David's workshop: Introduction to Documentary Photography    
                                                              
(workshop for 9th Grade and up)
An amazing opportunity for kids to learn about the history of documentary photography and the significant impact it’s had around the world. Kids will begin thinking about concepts and capturing the decisive moment to create powerful visual storytelling - stories that can inspire a kinder, gentler world. Kids will truly experience the craft of photo essays as they go to a dedicated location shoot and learn ways to shoot their story. Technical concepts such as composition styles, lighting and colour examples will also be introduced during the workshop. 

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YouMeWe NPO

Location: Nakano-ku - Japan
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Project Leader:
Jessica Anchia Chen
Nakano-ku, Japan

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