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.
In partnership with each institution, we will organize and archive information on materials and technologies as well as images and details of workshops and classes, building a network with teaching staff and the community.
-Minamidai Elementary School, Higashimurayama: collaborative class “The Power of Trees”
-Joint workshop with Higashimurayama Shikyoken (education research seminar) “Materials obtainable from surrounding nature” and “Craftmaking in harmony with the body ＃1 (Bamboo)
-Workshop to collect bamboo in Onta, Higashimurayama
-Joint workshops with the Tama Region Drawing and Craft Study Group
“Searching for Familiar Sounds and Expressions” (Lecturer: Motohiro Sunouchi, Sapporo City University)
“How to look at a region (where we live) through observation of the landscape” (Lecturer: Shunsuke Hirose, Landscape Designer)
In addition, we conducted research on the work environment for arts and crafts, based on interviews with teaching staff specializing in arts and crafts at elementary schools in the Tama region.