JAPANESE AMERICAN INTERNMENT ART Online

A critical part of American history is the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.  Internees created beautiful objects from limited resources lending inspiration for you to do the same with found objects.  Your virtual field trip features artifacts from the Museum of Craft and Folk Art's popular 2006 exhibition and book by Delphine Hirasuna titled "The Art of Gaman."  Have you ever thought about making toys, gifts, or games out of only what you have in your own room?  We’ll do just that.

Best for ages 9 and older, dependent on parent discretion
90 minutes with slideshow, show-able artifacts, and guided hands-on activity


WHAT YOU NEED:
Internet connection

Household objects and rescued recyclables like:

Food containers, egg cartons, cereal boxes, twigs, leaves, whatever you can gather easily inside and outside, and that can be attached using glue, tape, string

Scissors

Masking, packing, scotch tape

String, yarn, rubber bands?

 

BUILD A SERIES:
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