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Come discover Asian culture at the Crane House! Request a school tour!
Contemporary Programs
Cooking classes
Duration: 2-3 Hours
We offer Indian, Korean and Chinese cooking classes for adults and students. Limited seating.
Please contact the education director for more information on the workshop fees.
Learning to Bow
In today’s economy, the ability to create and maintain connections with people from different countries and cultures is crucial to achieving success. Still, some students (and teachers) struggle to find common ground with the people in their own classrooms. Learning to Bow is a lively and engaging presentation that focuses on strategies and ideas designed to help students and teachers relate to people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Please contact the education director for more information on the workshop fees.
Saturday Free Workshop!
Each month, AICH offers a free hands-on workshop suitable for families. Check the calendar for dates and activites.
Traditional Programs
Chinese Brush Painting
Duration: 1-2 Hours
Learn the art and history of the Chinese brush painting. Activities include presentation of history, technique instruction, and a hands-on activity. Grades 4th and up. Please contact the education director for more information on the workshop fees.
Chinese Calligraphy
Duration: 1-2 Hours
Learn the art and history of the Chinese written language. Activities include presentation of history, overview of decoding characters, technique instruction, and a hands-on activity. Calligraphy can be taught to grades 4 and up. Please contact the education director for more information on the workshop fees.
Chinese Paper Cutting
Duration: 1 Hour

Paper cutting is one of the most popular decorative Chinese handicrafts. Folk paper cutting conveys the content and nature of traditional culture with its own particular language. Paper cuttings were mainly used in regional rituals, decorations and styling. Activities include technique instruction, and a hands-on activity. Grades 3 and up. Please contact the education director for more information on the workshop fees.


Indian Kathkali Dance Mask
Duration:1 Hour
Kathakali is a stylized Indian dance-drama know for the attractive make-up of characters, elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and well defined body movements. During this workshop participants will explore more about the dance form and make their own Kathakali mask. Please contact the education director for more information on the workshop fees.

Indian Printing for textiles
Duration: 1-2 Hours
Experience Asia with a special hands on Exhibit. Learn different techniques of printing in India. Workshops align with the Common Core Standards and deal with line, contrast, pattern and design. Please contact the education director for more information on the workshop fees.


Japanese Bon Odori Dance
Duration: 30-45 Mins
Bon dance is a style of dancing performed during Obon. Originally a Nenbutsu folk dance to welcome the spirits of the dead, the style of celebration varies in many aspects from region to region. Please contact the education director for more information on the workshop fees.

Japanese Calligraphy
Duration: 45 Minutes - 1 Hour
This workshop concentrates on the written form of the Japanese language. Fun with Japanese focuses on the writing of kanji (Chinese characters) used in Japan. Students will learn the writing form and stroke order through fun interactive activities. Please contact the education director for more information on the workshop fees.

Japanese Sushi Making
Duration: 30 Mins -1 Hour
Sushi, literally meaning “sour tasting”, is a food that refers to the fermented ingredients that it was historically made from. During this workshop participants will examine their feelings on eating sushi, explore the history of the food and be introduced to the art of making sushi rolls using unique and fun ingredients. Please contact the education director for more information on the workshop fees.

Japanese Tea Ceremony
Duration: 30 Mins
A local tea master will demonstrate a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. The Japanese Tea Ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a ritual involving ceremonial preparation and presentation of a powdered green tea, matcha. There are specific utensils used, as well as movements. Please contact the education director for more information on the workshop fees.
Japanese Uchwia Fans
Duration: 45 Minutes - 1 Hour
Led by Crane House Educator
An Uchwia fan is a flat fan made from applying rice paper to either side of a split bamboo frame. These Japanese fans were used as props in theatre, as toys by children, communication tools by warriors and of course as a tool to cool oneself. During this workshop, participants will explore each of these uses and make their own modified Uchwia fan. Please contact the education director for more information on the workshop fees.

Koinobori Carp Kites
Duration: 1 Hour
Koinobori means “carp streamer” in Japanese. They are carp-shaped wind stocks traditionally flown in Japan to celebrate Children’s Day. Make your own carp kite for your family and learn the Koinobori song. Please contact the education director for more information on the workshop fees.

Mehendi Indian Art of Henna Painting & Presentation
Duration: 1 Hour
Mehendi or Mehndi, is the Hindi word used to describe Henna. During this workshop participants will have hands on experience to learn about the Art of Henna in Indian followed by a presentation on India. Please contact the education director for more information on the workshop fees.

Origami
Duration: 1 Hour

Origami involves the creation of paper forms usually entirely by folding. It is an art form that is handed down from a parent to child through many generations. Activities include technique instruction, and a hands-on activity. Please contact the education director for more information on the workshop fees.

Presentation on India with Saree wrapping
Duration: 1 Hour
An insight to the Traditional and Contemporary India by a native of India followed by “How to tie a Saree”. Please contact the education director for more information on the workshop fees.

Rangoli The Indian Art of Threshold Painting & Presentation
Duration: 1 Hour
Rangoli patterns are traditionally drawn with the fingers using flour, rice grains, colored chalk or flowers to mark festivities. Participants will make their own Rangoli along with watching a presentation on India. Please contact the education director for more information on the workshop fees.

Tiger Hats from China
Duration: 1 Hour
Every hat has its own story. Participants will learn about the Culture and Traditions of Chinese hats. They will make their own “Tiger Hat”. Please contact the education director for more information on the workshop fees.

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