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Culture Club Activities Saturdays in February 2017

As part of the Culture Club family program, these free workshops will include creating and learning about Japanese silk paintings, self-portraits, African masks, and Japanese flying carp.

Feb. 4 - Japanese silk painting. Silk paintings originated in India and Eastern Asia and have stood the test of time with Japan enriching the method and adapting a unique style. Visitors are invited to try the practice of laying paint on silk at this program. Due to limited supplies, the activity is on a first come, first served basis.

Feb. 11 - Self-portraits. In conjunction with the exhibit, Faces of Hillsboro, Polaroid pictures of visitors will be taken, decorated and painted to represent each visitors’ unique personality. Due to limited supplies ,this activity is on a first come, first served basis.

Feb. 18 - African Masks. Culture Club will be collaborating with the African Guitar Summit in celebrating Black History Month. We will be creating Dogon masks, which are used by the people of Mali in a special dance. Also, learn and sing the “Walking Through Africa” song with us.

Feb. 25 - Japanese Flying Carp (Koinobori.) Koinobori are carp-shaped wind streamers traditionally made in Japan to celebrate Tango no sekku (Children’s Day). Join us at the museum to learn about this whimsical fish while creating your own Koinobori.

Admission to the Branigan Cultural Center is free. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information and to keep up-to-date with events, visit the website at:

If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event, please contact the museum 48 hours prior to the event.