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Tater Tots Take Japan Summer Camp
ArtBites Pop Up Kitchen
Los Angeles, CA
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Tater Tots Take Japan Summer Camp
Come on a cultural and art adventure as we explore Japan through the transporting lens of cooking and creating. Each day kids will cook, explore a different project or experience inspired by Japanese traditions, and feast together! All classes are co-taught by Maite Gomez-Rejon of ArtBites and educator extraordinaire, Eidelriz Senga.

The week includes 4 cooking and art making sessions and one visit to LACMAs Japanese Pavilion.

Ages 3 to 5. Registration is required as space is limited to 6 children and one accompanying adult per child. NO DROP OFF.

Each lesson will incorporate a book or movement activities as well as unusual art materials and ingredients. Heres a glimpse of the week:

Japan has a long tradition of printmaking so two days will focus on the printing traditions of woodblock and gyotaku. Gyotaku is the art of printing from fish. After looking at prints by Hokusai and other famous printers, kids will create their own prints using modern materials, including fish! And make sushi, of course.

Marbling paper, or suminagashi, has its roots in 12th century Japan. Kids will explore this tradition by creating from floating inks and experimenting with different textured papers and colored inks. This always pairs nicely with floating soba noodles with a black sesame sauce.

After looking at different forms of painting from scrolls to folding screens, kids will try their hand at the art of sumi ink brush painting using a variety of brushes on traditional rice paper. After a morning painting, making a batch of fresh matcha cookies is always in order.

Get ready to paint, sculpt, cook, and eat your way through Japan!

about Maite Gomez-Rejon and ArtBites:
Maite has a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Grande Diplome from the French Culinary Institute in New York City. Since 1995 Maite has worked in the education departments of such renowned museums as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art and the Getty Villa and has worked as a private chef and caterer. In 2007, Maite founded ArtBites, art and culinary history combined with hands-on cooking instruction, which she teaches at museums across the country. Maite has been a guest on the Today Show, featured in Food & Wine magazine and interviewed on NPR's Splendid Table. Her blog, Cooking Art History, appears in The Huffington Post.

about Eidelriz Senga:
Eidelriz has a BA in Art History from the University of Southern California. After beginning her career in performing arts management at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and John Anson Ford Theater in Los Angeles, she turned her focus to museum education. Since 2005, she has taught and developed interpretive programming at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Getty Villa, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has also provided on-camera educational content for the TV and film industry, including WBs Supernatural, WBs Wonder Woman, and PBSs Travelscope. When not performing her most important role as the mother of a two and four year old, she is an art teacher at Sunnyside House School in Sierra Madre.


ArtBites Pop Up Kitchen (View)
S Crescent Heights Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
United States



Minimum Age: 3
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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