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Japanese Tea Ceremony  |  Duxbury  |  2006 

The Japanese Tea Ceremony program at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury introduced second-graders to Japanese culture through a specially designed curriculum and tea ceremony experience. Led by Museum staff, students made a cup of tea, learned the art of Sumi-e painting, created a rice paper scroll, and participated in a traditional tea ceremony at the Museum. The project was designed by second-grade teacher Helen Fowler as part of a Fulbright grant to develop curriculum on Japanese culture for students. The program was a wonderful collaboration between the Duxbury schools and the Art Complex Museum. It demonstrated the role that state funding can play in the development of quality educational programming.

Hostess serving tea. Photo Credit: http://www.japansocietyboston.org/

Funded by the Duxbury Cultural Council in 2006
Grant Recipient: Art Complex Museum, $250
http://www.artcomplex.org/

 
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