Identity After Upheaval: Connecting Asian Artists and Student Voices

In partnership with the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM), this workshop focuses on Asian artists who explore how identities change following significant life events, such as war, migration, graduating school, or having a dream come true. Considering how COVID-19 has shifted our everyday lives, educators can encourage students to use art, writing, and self-expression in understanding their changed circumstances.

As we look ahead to the future, the work of contemporary artists like Do Ho Suh and Jung Yeondoo can provide inspiration for creative responses. After learning about some of the artists featured in SAAM’s collection, participants will engage in an activity that can be adapted across K-12 classrooms. They will then collaborate on ways to integrate images, videos, and activities to foster student voice.

We will share in advance a list of free resources that participants can implement in remote, hybrid, or in-person classrooms.

Program Leaders
Anna Allegro, Senior Manager of School and Educator Programs at SAM.
Melanie King, EARC Program Leader.
Yaoyao Liu, Museum Educator, Seattle Asian Art Museum at SAM.

Program Benefits
2 Free WA OSPI Clock hours
Online resources