Sunday @ the Center

April 9
Celebrating the Art of Japan & the Cherry Blossom Festival


Hands-on art projects, demonstrations & a performance to celebrate Japanese art & the Cherry Blossom Festival. Art activities include cherry blossom painting, origami & paper lanterns. Demos include woodblock printing by artist & BBAC instructor Nobuko Yamasaki, calligraphy by Kyoko Fujii & origami. Plus a performance by players of the koto – Namiko Hirai, Buki Nateman & Harumi Omitsu – a traditional Japanese stringed instrument. 

FREE OF CHARGE thanks, in part, to a grant from the Japan Business Society of Detroit Foundation.


Please note changes due to increasing popularity of these events: 

  • Sunday @ the Center starts at 1pm & ends at 3:30pm.
  • Plan to arrive by 2:45 pm in order to complete the project.
  • We cannot accommodate formal groups such as birthday parties, scout troops, etc. For information about using the BBAC for an event with an art project, please phone 248.644.0866.
  • Participants are invited to tour exhibits in the BBAC’s four galleries until 3:30pm.
  • There should be one adult for each 2-3 children age 12 & younger.


  • These drop-In workshops are designed for people with busy lives who want a taste of the authentic art-making process. 
  • Each month, you can complete a Sunday drop-in project in 45 minutes or so. Everything is family-friendly but the sessions are NOT JUST FOR KIDS!
  • NOTE: Sometimes space is limited when attendance is high – please do not plan on extending your studio stay beyond one hour. While you’re here, enjoy the exhibit galleries.

(CLICK HERE for details on Seniors @ the Center.)

THE FINE PRINT: Sunday @ the Center workshops are $5 per person. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Sunday @ the Center sessions start @ 1pm & go until 3:30pm. You must arrive by 3:00 pm in order to complete a project.


IMAGES: Susan Owens; Gwenn Rosseau