This residency teaches the traditional Japanese practices of Omamori making, a practice of creating a talisman of protection or personal affirmation. Students will create their own talisman, an object enchanted by its creator to bring good luck, abundance, and protection. They will learn the cultural importance of Omamori and its historical significance. This residency practices mindfulness, student expression, and personal affirmation as a creative act. Students will work hands-on with fiber arts, drawing, and knot making.