Workshop by Anken Kidani
“Let’s make the background picture – Connect our feelings!”
The kaki tree planted on 26 February 2007 at Karako Primary School has produced fruit for the first time this year.
Since the planting, the school has been organizing a workshop of the Kaki Tree Project to pass on the stories of the school’s planted kaki tree and it’s now an annual event.
On 8 November this year, a workshop by Anken Kidani was held and 61 pupils in the third grade joined. This was the fifth workshop held at the school and first the picture-card show “Kaki Tree Parent and Child” was performed. Then, the workshop “Let’s make the background picture – Connect our feelings!” was held. Children were asked to express two feelings that they had at the time using watercolor and crayons on construction paper and at the end they connected the drawings to each other and posed for a picture in front of a row of drawings. Although some children were confused to express their “feelings” in the beginning, they soon began to freely express themselves and wonderful pictures were made one after another. Photo session was done in front of the drawings that were pasted on the school gymnasium’s wall. Those connected drawings looked spectacular. The drawings by children and the photo of each child standing between his or her own work and that of a friend were very nice.