Investigating Japan’s Edo Avant Garde at the Detroit Institute of Art
A free K-12 Educators’ Workshop and Film Screening
Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI
In person workshop
Saturday, October 21, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Join the us for this Saturday workshop at the Detroit Institute of Art, featuring the documentary and award-winning curriculum units for Edo Avant Garde, a film about the paintings of nature in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868). Documentary filmmaker Linda Hoaglund and master teacher Angie Stokes will take you into the world of Japanese painting during this period, presenting on the ways teachers can use art to teach about a variety of subjects, from nature to social-emotional learning to studio classes. The Edo Avant Garde curriculum was awarded an Honorable Mention for the 2022 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for curriculum development by the Association for Asian Studies. Presented by the Detroit Institute of Art in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA).
The DIA workshop will include a brief introduction about DIA’s offerings for educators, and introduction to the film Edo Avant Garde by documentary filmmaker Linda Hoaglund, and a screening of the film. Master NCTA teacher Angie Stokes will then provide a curriculum session on materials created for teaching about Japan’s Edo period paintings. Following the curricula discussion, participants will spend time in our Japan gallery with Katherine Kasdorf, Associate Curator of Arts of Asia and the Islamic World, as well as time looking at American and European landscapes from the period with our Gallery Teaching team for comparison.