Children can learn about Japanese culture and practice their STEAM art skills at Art Explorers, a monthly program for children ages 6 through 12 presented by the Nicholson Memorial Library System. The event takes place at 2:30 p.m. on May 6, at the Walnut Creek Branch Library.
Children attending Art Explorers learn about different types of art, then use their new skills to create their own masterpieces. At the May event, participants will learn about Children’s Day, a Japanese national holiday celebrated for hundreds of years by children flying koinobori, or carp streamers. The carp was selected as the holiday’s symbol because of its energy and strength. Art Explorers attendees will use permanent markers and watercolor paints to decorate pre-made koinobori windsocks, which they may then take home to fly.
Please be aware that photographs and video may be taken at Library programs for use in print and/or electronic media at the Library’s discretion.