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Global Arts: Cultural Literacy & Heritage

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LATIN AMERICAN ART

Regions: Latin America
Formats: Workshop, Cultural Field Trip, After School Program
Genres: Visual Arts, Literary Arts
Levels: Grades 3 to 5, Grades 6 to 8, Grades 9 to 12

Teaching artists create a framework for studying art by guiding careful observation that reveals insights into Pre-Colombian, colonial, and more recent Latin American society. Students use imagination, observational skills, and discussion to better understand unfamiliar art. In a two-workshop series students create a hands-on art project. Schools may also elect to take an artist-guided tour of a New York City museum, allowing students first-hand experience with Latin American art and artifacts.

Artists

Tammy Hall

Tammy Hall

Tammy Hall is a storyteller, visual artist and advocate for literacy who has travelled across Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and Central America collecting folklore from the rich oral traditions of many cultures. A former New York City school teacher, Tammy leads storytelling, writing workshops and visual arts residencies in New York City and across the country. A native of Clarksville, Tennessee, she draws on her African-American southern rural heritage to deliver remarkable tales at schools, churches, and cultural institutions.

Nicole Haroutunian

Nicole Haroutunian

Nicole Haroutunian is a teaching artist, writer, curator, and museum educator who works with venerable institutions across New York City. An accomplished writer, she recently published Speed Dreaming, a short story collection. Additionally, her story “Youse” won the 2013 Center for Fiction Annual Short Story Contest. Ms. Haroutunian holds a B.A. in Studio Arts from Vassar College and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College.

Misha McGlown

Misha McGlown

Misha McGlown is a multifaceted artist, curator, and educator specializing in wearable art, jewelry design, painting and metalwork – all of which showcase her deep interest in African culture and ancient civilizations. As a teaching artist, she has participated with Groundswell Mural Arts Project, Arts Horizons, and Manhattan Youth. She has been awarded artist grants by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Puffin Foundation, and Harlem Arts Alliance. Ms. McGlown was educated at Wayne State University and the Center for Creative Studies.

Rose Pearlman

Rose Pearlman

Rose Pearlman is a painter and fiber artist who has exhibited her work in New York City and Vermont. She has been teaching art in public schools and facilitating art workshops in the New York City area for over 12 years. Classes have included print-making, weaving, painting, clay, sculpture, calligraphy, photography, and textile design. She holds a B.F.A in Photography from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.