Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content


Teaching from Contemporary Asian Art: Student-Centered Engagement Strategies (Online)

Aug 6 2020

Asian Art Museum


2 PM – 4 PM

What does an image tell us about the artist’s point of view? How do contemporary Asian artists integrate cultural histories into their practices? How can educators encourage students to share their perspectives, as well as connect art to issues that affect their families and communities?

In partnership with the University of Washington East Asia Resource Center (EARC), this virtual workshop focuses on facilitation skills to deepen student connection to contemporary Asian artists, their work, and their stories. Participants will learn how close-looking strategies foster an inclusive space for students to share their ideas. In conjunction, SAM and EARC educators will introduce works of contemporary Asian art that explore relevant themes of protest, migration, and identity. In small groups, participants will practice these skills together and collaborate on classroom applications.

Featured in the Seattle Asian Art Museum’s Be/longing exhibition, the highlighted artworks can be integrated in Social Studies, Visual Art, English Language Arts, and a range of other curricula across grade levels. This program is designed for K–12 classroom teachers as an introduction to using art in the classroom. All are welcome.

Register through the University of Washington East Asia Center


Instructions on how to join this meeting will be sent the day before the event.

Current, in service K-12 teachers of all subjects are welcome to apply. Participation is limited to 30 teachers.
This workshop is sponsored by the East Asia Resource Center (EARC) in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington with funding from a Freeman Foundation grant in support of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA), and by the Seattle Art Museum.
Photo: Robert Wade

The Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are located on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people.