Jenifer Strauss, storyteller and artist, worked with students at TC Central High School as part of our Winter Art Escape program. She told them a Japanese folk tale, then the students made their own Japanese-inspired arts, plus learned to draw cats. It was great fun.

Japanese prints with ACT-GT
Jenifer Strauss, storytelling artist, guides students in making their own Japanese-inspired prints.
Jen drawing cat
Jenifer Strauss explains how to draw a cat. Cats were a huge part of the story she told the students at Traverse City Central High School.
Closeup painting
A student uses black paint on one side the paper, which will then be folded over and pressed to make a print.
Helping Hands
The pressing was a really fun part of the print-making experience!