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Artpoint Meeting #10: The possibilities for learning opened by art

  • Art Project

We experience “making things” in a range of situations, from arts and crafts and visual art lessons in school to creative activities in the community. Making things involves moving your body, coming into contact with art materials, and creating the shapes and forms you have in your mind’s eye. Making things with others rather than alone has unexpected results. Having the time to immerse yourself in creation and the communication involved in the process is something irreplaceable that cannot be transferred to anyone.
The skills and wisdom acquired through these experiences will not only lead to the creation of specialized artworks but also lead to “learning” that will change our lives for the better.
Why is it important for us to “make” things? How should we create an environment for “learning” now? The talk will feature guests for the opening and keynote speeches, and in the second half we will craft a new language for the two projects under the Tokyo Artpoint Project, exploring the relationship between “making” and “learning” and its future.


14:00 – 14:10 Opening “Time for creating creates the future”

Speaker: Katsuhiko Hibino (Artist/President, Tokyo University of the Arts)
*Appearing via video message

14:10 – 14:50 Keynote Speech “Enhancing Sensitivity through “Creating””

Speakers: Takashi Kurata(philosopher)

14:50 – 15:20 Session 1 “Creating an environment for creation with teachers: From the “Zaishirabe” program”

Speakers: Miho Miyashita(NPO Artful Action), Haruka Moriyama(NPO Artful Action), Michi Kono (Teacher at Koganei 4th Elementary School)
Interviewer: Saeko Oyama(Program Officer, Arts Council Tokyo)

*Zaishirabe Arts and Crafts – Thinking About Techniques and Materials(Future Topography in Motion, Tama Cleaving Art Meeting)
This program is chiefly aimed at arts and crafts teaching staff at elementary schools in the Tama region. Through the provision of natural materials and large-sized material that would be difficult for individuals to obtain, and through the planning and implementation of workshops on traditional technologies, techniques, materials and ICT (information and communications technology), we will create opportunities that encourage the expansion of artistic expression and the plastic arts in classes. In addition to the acquisition of technology, students will be able to improve their knowledge concerning the spread and role of technology and its historical background.

15:20 – 15:50 Session 2 “Creating a new “learning” cycle: From the “Raccolta – Creative Material Lab” initiative”

Speakers: Kaori Miyayama (Artist/BLANCO leader/ Artist Collective Fuchu [ACF] (NPO)), Emi Saigo (Head of Atelier Tutti/Arts and crafts instructor/ Artist Collective Fuchu [ACF] (NPO))
Interviewer:Nikian Kawamitsu(Program Officer, Arts Council Tokyo)

*Raccolta – Creative Material Lab(Artist Collective Fuchu)
This program provides a framework for utilizing unwanted parts and fittings provided by local businesses as materials for creative expression. Through artists’ workshops, children and adults engage in creative activities inspired by these materials. The project focuses not only on environmentally conscious recycling, but also on the opportunity to see familiar things from a different perspective. This is a learning project for gaining a new way of looking at things through the perspective of the artist.

16:00 – 16:50 Discussion

16:50 – 17:00 Closing

Moderator: Risei Sato (Program Officer, Arts Council Tokyo)

*Program is subject to change.
*This event will be run with measures in place to prevent the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Admission Fee

Free *Sign language support available.


70 (Advance reservation required.)

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*This events will be conducted in Japanese language.


Project Coordination Division,
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
TEL: 03-6256-8435(Weekday 10:00-18:00)


Musashino Place 4F, Forum (2-3-18 Kyonancho, Musashino City, Tokyo)
Access: 1-minute walk from South Exit, JR Chuo and Seibu Tamagawa Line Musashi-sakai station



Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Arts Council Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture)
Production Support
NPO Artful Action
Event cooperation
Teraccollective (General Incorporated Association)