February 15th, HIRANO Tomoe with Aomori Jr.



ACAC held the workshop “HIRANO Tomoe with Aomori Jr.” on 15th February.

This is organized by ACAC and an organization ” Output committee” which consists of teachers of special needs school.

“Output committee” organized the exhibitions in 2015 and 2018, and has kept supporting the expression by the people with disabilities.

Hirano Tomoe is an artist while working for the Tofu pudding making factory, and has down’s syndrome.

She produces colorful drawing with the motif of map, and exhibited huge drawing at “Output exhibition” in 2018.

IMG_6877 IMG_6865

This workshop was held with Hirano and the partner facilitator KIDO Hideo who is a teacher at Aomori Daini special needs school.

First, Hirano introduced herself, and show the movie which introduce her life by the interview of her family members and a co-worker.

Her mother and father talked about the time when she was born, and it indicated how she is loved by her family members.



Then, Hirano showed the process of work.IMG_6895IMG_6886


After that, the participants started to work.

They colored the papers which  were photocopied the Hirano’s drawing .

IMG_6921 IMG_6922 IMG_6911 IMG_6919

Finally, Hirano put together the participant’s papers and made big map.

IMG_6929 IMG_6932 IMG_6933



This workshop originally started at “Runbinii art museum” at  Hanamaki city, Iwate prefecture as “Meeting class project”

This project is that people with disabilities are dispatched as a teacher to the junior high school.

The teacher is an artist and the person with disabilities. However, this project aims to understand the person without any boarder by special skill or disabilities.

“Runbinii ar tmuseum” held this project many times (more than 40 times), and “Output committee” plans to do this at Aomori. This is the first step to them.


January 11 FUNAI Misa drawing workshop


ACAC held Funai Misa’s drawing workshop on January 11th.

The participants are over 3 years old kids and adults.

They used canvas and the paints which Funai uses for her artworks.

First, Funai introduced her works and the photos which she took at Brazil and Niigata last year.

She encouraged the participants to imagine what they could find if they dig the snow.


First, choose the colors.



IMG_6636 IMG_6641 IMG_6647

She is drawing crystals of snow.


Some kids used their hands.

IMG_6665 IMG_6668


Funai painted across the canvas by roller.

IMG_6673 IMG_6674IMG_6676

The colors were mixed little by little.IMG_6679 IMG_6680


Paint again on the mixed color.

IMG_6702 IMG_6703 IMG_6724


He scratched the surface of the canvas by  his nail. IMG_6720

Some used crayon at the last part.

IMG_6728 IMG_6730

The final version of the painting.

IMG_6737 IMG_6741 IMG_6743 IMG_6745 IMG_6753 IMG_6760 IMG_6765 IMG_6766 IMG_6767

After painting, all the participants talked their feeling.

IMG_6780 IMG_6784 IMG_6797 IMG_6813


They cut the pieces of canvas and bring them to their home.

IMG_6816 IMG_6823



TSUKAMOTO Etsuo workshop the 2nd day


The 2nd day of TSUKAMOTO Etsuo’s workshop “Making a relief sculpture by plaster Molding”
The participants took off the sculpture from the harden plaster. (They poured in the plaster on the fast day) After took off the sculpture, fixed the chipped part, then sander and make it smooth surface.

IMG_3767 IMG_3770 IMG_3775 IMG_3777 IMG_3782 IMG_3786 IMG_3806 IMG_3828 IMG_3833 IMG_3838 IMG_3841IMG_3839 IMG_3840


TSUKAMOTO Etsuo workshop the 1st day


ACAC holds TSUKAMOTO Etsuo’s workshop “Making a relief sculpture by plaster Molding” yesterday and today.
The participants make 18cm relief sculpture.
Yesterday, they made a model by cray, then molded by the plaster.


First, make a model by cray.


IMG_3664IMG_3640 IMG_3644


After 1 hour and finished the mold, then started modeling by plaster.


IMG_3684 IMG_3680IMG_3700 IMG_3691 IMG_3695 IMG_3696

Took off the cray after dry about 20min.

IMG_3713 IMG_3707 IMG_3709

Then, wash by water and put on the soap water. This aims to make the soap membrane on the plaster mold.

IMG_3724 IMG_3721

Next, pour the new plaster in the mold.


Finally, put the fiber for the reinforcement, then dray one night.

They will take off the works on the 2nd day!



Yamashita’s outleach


YAMASHITA Ayako visited the workplace for the people with a disability and held a workshop on 30th Nov.
The workplace is run by Non profit organization and supports people’s creation in Aomori city.
The workshop started with crapping their hands with music, then writing their name on the air, lieing on the floor, immitating the movemento of the leaves, etc and continue about 1 hour.


IMG_2679  IMG_2713IMG_2716IMG_2724

One of the participants gave Yamashita her drawing which draw Yamashirta is dancing.



Yamashita Ayako workshop 3rd day


YAMASHITA Ayako held 3rd workshop yesterday.

The participants haven’t experienced the dance ever, but their movement is unique because they are free from the definition of dance.


IMG_1308 IMG_1322 IMG_1327