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Re: Multi cultural art education

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Fran Marze (
Sun, 19 Apr 1998 20:12:05 -0400 (EDT)

I have tried to teach Chinese painting and used various prompts, such as
slides; I teach a class called ARt Connections that focuses on different
cultures, periods and artists in an historical context. We also
occasionally produce some art. This year we studied both Chinese and
Japanese art as well as art of the Americas, etc. We did an oriental ink
painting and some were fairly good. The students found it hard, but at
least tried. I'm always looking for ideas. Also, last year I used the
oriental ink paintings as a project in Art I. We had some very good ones
then. I haven't done it this year. The students found it difficult at
times and we didn't do a "pure" painting but a simulated one using India
Ink and Chinese brushes and tried it on calligraphy "parchment."

On Sat, 18 Apr 1998, Ton Wilmering wrote:

> Hi:
> I am a graduate students at NYU in the art education program. My final
> paper (due soon) covers aspects of multi cultural art education. I am
> especially interested whether any of the art education teachers in the field
> have incorporated multi cultural subjects in their classroom, and in
> particular, who has been teaching Chinese painting as part of the
> curriculum? How do students respond to multi cultural subject matter in art
> education? Anyone interested to reply? Thanks for your help.
> Lan-chiann Wu