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Asian Art

Offerings Education Main 7
  • Culture | Asia
  • Format | Workshop, Cultural Field Trip, After School Program
  • Discipline | Visual Arts
  • Level | Grades 3 to 5, Grades 6 to 8, Grades 9 to 12

Students observe, analyze, and discuss works of art from China, India, and Japan. In comparing and contrasting art across different cultures, students consider the various religions, philosophies, and ideals that have shaped the history of Asia. The teaching artist facilitates creative collaboration among classmates, inviting discussion that incorporates many perspectives. A hands-on art project, such as a model Japanese screen or Chinese Calligraphy, may be included in a two-workshop series. An artist-led trip to view authentic Asian art in a New York City museum may also be arranged.

Artists

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 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.

Hadieh Afshani

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.