Global Arts: Cultural Literacy & Heritage
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Using critical thinking, students analyze elements of paintings and artifacts to gain a deeper understanding of the social, economic, and historical contexts of the period. Within this two-workshop series, teaching artists pose questions that facilitate student responses and a student art project is included. Schools may also opt to take an artist-guided tour of a New York City museum, providing students a first-hand opportunity with authentic American art.
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 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.
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.
Hadieh Afshani is a visual artist based in New York City. Born and
raised in Iran, Hadieh moved to Australia and lived there for 10 years
before moving to the United States. Hadieh has taught various modes
of visual art, graphic design, and animation at the Queensland College
of Art at Griffith University in Brisbane. New to the Symphony Space
Global Arts program, Hadieh specializes in afterschool programs, as
well as the Picture This! Our Stories, Our Lives and Image-Based
Inquiry: Political Cartoons, Posters, and Photojournalism series.