Art & Design

Discover Japan – a free one-day course for teachers

28 September 2012, London

Looking at Japan in the PRIMARY CLASSROOM and in secondary ART

Are you interested in using Japan in your teaching? In this course, we will look at where it fits in the curriculum and where to find useful teaching materials and supplementary resources. Practical workshops with experienced tutors provide the skills needed to incorporate new materials into your scheme of work.The day will comprise separate strands for primary school and secondary art teachers.


PRIMARY: Martin Ayres, Caged Beastie Arts Company, will introduce the use of kamishibai storytelling within the primary classroom. Discover the true essence of haiku with Paul Conneally and come away with tips and techniques to allow your pupils to use this form creatively to prevent it being a mere syllable counting exercise. Be inspired by the Japanese soroban, learning new and exciting ways to engage your pupils in Numeracy lessons, with Kimie Markarian.


SECONDARY: add a Japanese flavour to your art curriculum as you learn about various Japanese art forms, presented in a practical way by Japanese specialists. Sumi-e artist, Takumasa Ono will give an introduction to this delicate form of Japanese ink painting and explain the various techniques while you create your own work. You will explore the wide range of manga styles and traditions with Chie Kutsuwada and discover the art of Japanese woodblock printing with Hiroko Imada.


To book your place, please print, complete and return this form, or send an email to indicating clearly whether you will attend the primary or secondary art strand.


Attendance is free (including lunch) but places are strictly limited. You will receive confirmation of your place.

28 September 2012

Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue, 16 St Mary’s Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SU

Tel: 020 7828 6330

The Japan Society