We aim to bring art much closer to you and develop various programs for children and local communities.
Activities for Kids & Society
森のアート海のゲイジュツ
Here, kids explore nature along with accomplished artists and create art work from images and materials gathered during their fieldwork. Since 2002, WAP has continued to offer this program, inviting creative and unique artists from in and outside of Japan to serve as navigators.
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WAP aims to bring closer to kids the artists’ stage, music, and performance! This special show is interactive, offering a chance for the audience and the performers to create and enjoy an exciting experience together.
パパとキッズのアートプログラムPart3 withノッポさん
Your Only One Portrait in the World
The inter-generational popular hero Noppo-san came back as the navigator for this workshop held at four venues in Japan.
This time daddies and kids were challenged to work together to create large-scale works of art.
パパとキッズのアートプログラムPart2 withノッポさん
Your Only One Form in the World
Noppo-san, featured in a cultural educational TV program for kids, is one of the most popular childhood heroes among Japanese daddies. During this dream-like Noppo-san workshop, daddies and kids tried various handicrafts together.
This program was held in nine museums throughout Japan.
パパとキッズのアートプログラムPart1 with MAYAMAXX
Your Only One Picture Book in the World
Artist MAYA MAXX served as the navigator for this program in which daddies were asked to talk to their kids about their childhood memories, answering questions such as “What is daddy’s happiest story when he was a child?” and “What kind of person was daddy’s daddy?” The kids then created drawings from their daddy’s answers. Though this process, the workshop aimed to deepen communication between daddies and kids.
マリンキャップカーニバル
Children observed creatures in an aquarium, expanded their images, and created their own hats from their brilliant ideas.
After the fashion show, the kids and their hats were introduced on the huge dolphin show screen.
MAYA MAXX in 沖縄
Artist MAYA MAXX served as the navigator for this program in which daddies were asked to talk to their kids about their childhood memories, answering questions such as “What is daddy’s happiest story when he was a child?” and “What kind of person was daddy’s daddy?” The kids then created drawings from their daddy’s answers. Though this process, the workshop aimed to deepen communication between daddies and kids.
遊びにおいでよダンボールハウス
With artist MAYA MAXX as the navigator, kids created houses using cardboard cartons. On completion, the houses were exhibited in the Sakura-hall. Next day, a “Kids Paradise” event was held, allowing many people to enjoy the houses displayed throughout the hall.
プーシキン美術館 MAYAMAXXギャラリートーク
Children from three primary schools were invited to the Pushkin Museum Exhibition on the day the museum closed. Artist MAYA MAXX conduced a tour for the kids, who were able to experience the masterpieces firsthand.
だーれもしらない動物天国
This workshop involved children in Ashikaga-city who were encouraged to create “nobody-knows” animals. One child first described the imagined animal in words; another then created the animal. As a result of this collaborative activity, fascinating and unique animals were born.
アートプロジェクト in 駒沢公園
This artistic renovation project in which old playground equipment and walls covered with graffiti are painted to make the park’s environment brighter has been conducted continuously since 2003.
 
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