Enrichment Programs

Connections offers dozens of stimulating enrichment programs to all Club Members.

From Japanese culture and photography to cooking and art, the classes cover a broad range of subjects and are taught by experienced instructors.

Enrichment programs are open to adults. The ¥3,500 registration fee per class is waived for Connections members. Class and material fees vary.

Explore the possibilities from the programs below.

Please see policies and procedures.

Aloha Ukulele: Summer Breeze

Fri May 08 | 10am to 12pm

Warmer weather and warmer tunes.

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Drawing and Oil Painting

Wed Feb 05 | 10am to 1pm

Explore the possibilities of the brush and canvas in this wide-ranging class.

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Elementary Japanese

Thu Feb 06 | 1pm to 2:30pm

Start down the path of bilingual mastery.

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Elements of Jewelry Design

Fri May 15 | 2pm to 4:30pm

An expert gemologist shares all there is to know on the world’s most precious stones.

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Flower Arrangement: Champêtre Bouquet

Fri May 08 | 10:30am to 12pm

Craft your own French country-style bouquet.

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Intermediate English

Wed Feb 12 | 11am to 12:30pm

Take your English to the next level.

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iPhotography: Editing

Mon Mar 16 | 10am to 12pm

Turn your iPhone into a photo studio in your pocket.

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Japanese Garden Walks: East Meets West

Fri May 15 | 6:30pm to 8pm

The best of both worlds come together in one garden.

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Japanese Garden Walks: Kawagoe

Tue Apr 21 | 9am to 2pm

Step back in time on this visit to “Little Edo’s” early modern castle and gardens.

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Japanese Garden Walks: Sankeien

Tue May 26 | 9am to 1pm

Tour the once-private grounds of a millionaire’s estate.

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Japanese Gift Wrapping: Bottles & Glasses

Mon Apr 27 | 10:30am to 12:30pm

Give your next wine or glassware gift a beautiful look guaranteed to impress.

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Japanese Gift Wrapping: Shibori

Fri May 15 | 10:30am to 12:30pm

Put the finishing touches on your next gift with a traditional shibori design or ribbon.

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Kiri-e Papercutting: Butterfly

Wed May 13 | 2pm to 4pm

Transform a simple piece of paper into a work of intricate art.

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Sogetsu Ikebana Flower Arrangement

Thu Feb 06 | 10am to 11:30am

Established in 1927, the Sogestu school of ikebana flower arrangement features both standard and freeform styles.

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Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting

Tue Feb 04

Learn the traditional Japanese art of sumi-e brush and ink painting.

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Woodblock Printing

Mon Mar 02 | 11am to 1pm

Carve, ink and press your own stunning example of this essential Japanese art.

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Yuzen Dyeing: Silk

Thu Apr 30 | 1pm to 3:30pm

Traditional Japanese yuzen dyeworks are as storied as they are beautiful.

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