Ryôji Arai's workshop at the National Museum - ALMA
 

Ryôji Arai's workshop at the National Museum

Twenty students aged between 8 and 9 from Nytorpsskolan in Västerhaninge got the chance to take part in a painting workshop held by Ryôji Arai in the children's studio of the National Museum.

Ryôji Arai in the children's studio of the National Museum.
Ryôji Arai in the children's studio of the National Museum.

The pupils had studied Arai's books beforehand, and listened carefully when Arai asked them all to produce collage books where they could write, cut and stick in fabrics, buttons, threads and paper in different colours and textures.

When the workshop was over the pupils gathered to look on as Ryôji Arai himself produced drawings that they were able to take home together with their collage books.

To prepare for the workshop, Arai asked them all to produce collage books where they could write, cut and stick in fabrics, buttons, threads and paper in different colours and textures.
To prepare for the workshop, Arai asked them all to produce collage books where they could write, cut and stick in fabrics, buttons, threads and paper in different colours and textures.








During the event Ryôji Arai went round and looked at the pupils' work, discussing it with them via an interpreter and body language.
During the event Ryôji Arai went round and looked at the pupils' work, discussing it with them via an interpreter and body language.



Alla barnen fick sedan själva komma fram och plocka från ett bord fullt av material av olika slag såsom knappar, tyger, trådar och papper i olika färger och kvalitet.





When the workshop was over the pupils looked on as Arai himself produced drawings that they were able to take home together with their collage books.
When the workshop was over the pupils looked on as Arai himself produced drawings that they were able to take home together with their collage books.