Close Search

Latin American Art

Offerings Education Main 21
  • Culture | Latin America
  • Format | Workshop, Cultural Field Trip, After School Program
  • Discipline | Visual Arts, Literary Arts
  • Level | 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 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.

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.