The Children’s Workshop offers a space to be creative for children aged up to 12. Based on the idea that creative art starts from “looking, feeling and trying for yourself,” we give children the opportunity to have various creative art experiences through play with the hope that the experience will develop independent thinking and encourage healthy mental and physical growth. Throughout the year, we hold school programs in cooperation with educational institutions in Yokohama City on weekdays and programs on plastic art and the appreciation of art for parents and children as well as individuals on weekends and holidays. The programs are run with the cooperation with teachers, volunteers and companies, in the hope that the workshop will become a center for children and art which closely interacts with education and society.
Free Zone for Children & Parents
A program where parents and children can make use of basic art materials, such as clay, paints and paper. Children must be 12 years of age or younger and they must be accompanied by an adult. This program is not open to groups.
- Held most Sundays, from 10:00 till 11:30 (about three times a month).
- Fees: 100 yen per person for parents and junior high school students or older
- Advance bookings are not required, but capacity is limited.
Individual Creative and Appreciation Classes
A series of plastic art classes open to individuals. Various programs are held throughout the year in three categories: those designed for “preschool-aged children,” “elementary school 1st-3rd graders” and “elementary school 4th-6th graders.” We introduce a variety of art materials and methods to the children and they are guided to express themselves in creative art while enjoying themselves.
(Booking is essential. Admission fees apply.)
Exhibitions at the Children’s Workshop
The program is held on 90 days each year in cooperation with elementary schools, kindergartens, nursery schools, special needs schools and schools for handicapped children in Yokohama City. In the program, the participants experience plastic art activities, learn about the appreciation of art and other activities in the Children’s Workshop. Booking is essential.
Workshop for Teachers
A two-day workshop themed “The Growth of Preschool Children and creative Art” is held twice a year in spring and summer, for teachers involved in nursing and primary education. Booking is essential.
Summer Vacation Festa for Children
We hold the Summer Vacation Festa for Children with the aim of giving opportunities to elementary and junior high school students who visit the museum in the summer vacation to experience the joy of art appreciation.