Detroit Institute of Art Summer Workshop Series for K-12 Educators

Detroit Institute of Art Summer Workshop Series for K-12 Educators

A museum-classroom integration workshop series co-sponsored by Pitt NCTA 
During these grade-level targeted workshops, educators will discover new ways of incorporating specific works from the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) into their curriculum as they learn more about the narratives told by the objects and images specific to the Asian galleries. They will receive access to a variety of lesson materials including readings, graphic organizers, and activities which will enhance student experiences both in their own classrooms and during their gallery and virtual visits to the DIA. Teachers will learn how to integrate images into a variety of critical-thinking activities as a means of facilitating more productive class investigations while learning how to use specific museum objects to engage students in close looking and descriptive writing activities. Additionally, teachers will learn how to access and use DIA materials for remote learning opportunities. NCTA alumna Angie Stokes will be sharing the new, cross-curricular Asian galleries curriculum with teachers and demonstrating how to use the lessons, graphic organizers, and resource materials in both regular and virtual classroom settings.
 
SYMBOL AND STORY: Investigating Imagery in East Asian Art (Elementary Grade Level)
Thursday, July 16, 2020
1:00 - 3:30 pm (Eastern Time)
This workshop is geared toward elementary teachers of all disciplines and will help them to gain a better understanding of the use of symbolic imagery in East Asian art. Participants will be able to strengthen cross-curricular lessons by learning new ways of connecting various symbols in artistic works with the specific plants, animals, and cultures. Professor Brian Dowdle, Associate Professor of Japanese at the University of Montana, will speak about the use of botanical imagery and other important symbols in Japanese art.
 
A PERFECTLY MATERIAL WORLD: Exploring Objects in East Asian Art (Middle School Grade Level)
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
1:00 - 3:30 pm (Eastern Time)
This workshop is geared toward middle school teachers of all disciplines and will help them to better identify the materials and techniques used by East Asian artists to create their work by investigating the studio environment of the literati scholar and artist. Professor Yunshuang Zhang, Assistant Professor of Chinese in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at Wayne State University, will speak about material culture and the development of the literati's studio in China.
BEING DIPLOMATIC: How Art Helps to Spread Ideas (High School Grade Level)
Thursday, July 23, 2020
1:00 - 3:30 pm (Eastern Time)
This workshop is geared toward high school teachers of all disciplines and will help them to learn about the dynamic exchange of objects and ideas throughout East Asia through the spread of Buddhism while gaining a deeper understanding of the impact of cultural exchange over time. Professor Hongyu Wu, Assistant Professor of Religion at Ohio Northern University, will speak about mandalas and the use of Buddhist images in art.
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