Investigating Japan’s Edo Avant Garde at Portland Japanese Garden

Join the us for this Saturday workshop at the Portland Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon, featuring the documentary and award-winning curriculum units for Edo Avant Garde, a film about the paintings of nature in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868). Documentary filmmaker Linda Hoaglund and master teacher Angie Stokes will take you into the world of Japanese painting during this period, presenting on the ways teachers can use art to teach about a variety of subjects, from nature to social-emotional learning to studio classes. K-12 educators registered for the workshop will be given the option of attending the public screening or watching the film online ahead of the workshop. Free admittance to the Japanese Garden included for registrants.

The Edo Avant Garde curriculum was awarded an Honorable Mention for the 2022 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for curriculum development by the Association for Asian Studies.

Presented by the Portland Japanese Garden in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh and University of Washington National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) sites.