Intercultural Communication Center (ICC)Waseda University


ICC Art×English Chat Workshop Online – Let’s enjoy intercultural communication through abstract drawing (July 2nd &10th)


What kind of pictures do you think of when you hear the words “abstract art”?
“Abstract” is the focus on mental representation and characteristics of things. In art, the artist extracts these concepts and formulates them into an artistic motif that can often be difficult for people to understand, interpret or explain.
Due to the nature of abstract art, the depiction of the subject can be vastly different depending on the artist as his values and way of thinking are reflected within the piece they create.

Now at the ICC, we want to give you the tools to find the joy in expressing yourself and enjoy the new sensation with an online trial workshop!
We have invited the abstract artist and organizer of numerous exhibitions and workshops, Beatrix Fife to be our guest teacher.

The theme of the workshop is “Air”.

We’re sure that the works created will be incredibly different for each person.
This workshop will be conducted live by using Zoom, and you can enjoy interacting with your fellow artists in English as you sketch together.

Showing your own feelings and impressions. This is a great chance to share your ideas with others and find out more about yourself and each other.
People who aren’t too familiar with art are very welcome! Let’s have a great time drawing together at home!
We’re waiting for your application now!

Date & Time

July 2nd (Thur.), 2020, 6:15pm~7:45pm
July 10th (Fri.), 2020, 6:15pm~7:45pm
(Please choose either day)


your home, or any other places where you can connect to the Internet.

Implementation method

Zoom meeting, The account information will be announced through e-mail only to the participants.


Waseda Students and Staff


MC in Japanese and English. Lecture Mainly in English.


(Please prepare pieces of paper and a pencil for sketching by yourself. Thank you for your understanding.)


Required. Please sign up on MyWaseda

Application Deadline

June 25 (Thu), 9:00am


15 people for each session
(In the event that a large number of applications are received, a random lottery will be held to select participants, with the results announced by email on the application deadline day.)


1. Lecture by Ms. Beatrix Fife.
2. Sketching session (1st time).
3. Opinion exchange time
4. Sketching session (2nd time).
5. Opinion exchange time
6. Summary and Exchange Time

※Sketches will be done with a pencil on paper.

Lecturer Profile

Ms. Beatrix Fife
Part-time lecturer at the School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University. Born in Stockholm, she grew up in Rome and in Paris. After finishing her university and art studies in Oslo, she worked as a directing assistant (stage design, drama writing) at the New Dramatists in New York, then continued studying visual arts at the Art academy in Budapest. She came to Japan after winning a painting contest in Austria. In Kyoto, she attended the “Sho International” presided by Calligrapher Shingai Tanaka. There she exhibited and performed music and art performance for 9 years. In 1999, she moved to Belgium where, while working with dance performance and painting, she studied jazz piano and flute at the Brussels Music academy, as well as Linguistics (Science of Language) in Besançon, France. She received a Master Degree in Science of Language (psycholinguistics) at the University of Franche-Comté, France, and opened the BLA language school in Brussels . She moved to Tokyo in 2010. In Japan, she performs original French songs in the acoustic duo “Bix&Marki”, holds painting exhibitions and continues teaching (currently at Waseda, Todai and the Institut Français in Iidabashi).


E-mail: [email protected]

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