I had the good fortune to meet Dinh Chau-Kieckhafer, the founder of a US-based arts non-profit called Think&Wonder, this past summer. Her organization emphasizes collaboration and cultural exchange, and thanks to her work, Third Space Tokyo has been connected to a high school animation class in Nevada. Participants in the Story Making 5-class series (our "Japan team") are currently preparing characters, settings, and plots to submit to the "US team" by the end of November. This is a challenge and rare opportunity for a small group of 8-12 year olds in Tokyo! We look forward to "meeting" the US team through video chat as the collaboration continues.
Graphic Narrative Play at Hana House has shifted toward drawing based story making! Producing mini books and presenting them at the end gives us a goal that was lacking in the more open-ended "draw on roll paper" approach that I started with. One-time participation is allowed and can be fun, but the real gains come with ongoing attendance. Children who come each month are showing more confidence in story creation and are more willing to present their stories to the group at the end. Especially if your children are at a school where creative writing is not part of the curriculum, please join us!
November 22 (Sunday) 9:30-11:00 a.m.
December 13 (Sunday) 9:30-11:00 a.m.
From January 2016, classes are set to be on the third Sunday of every month, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Please use the contact page of this website to register in advance.
Details about the location of Hana House, cost, etc., are available here.
I hope to see you soon! Lisa