Write About Asia – Color in Asian Art: Materials and Meaning

Write about Asia is offered by the East Asia Resource Center at the University of Washington in conjunction with the Seattle Asian Art Museum’s (SAAM) Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas and its seasonal Saturday University Lecture Series. This series, titled Color in Asian Art: Materials and Meaning, will look at color in Asian artworks and investigate pigment histories, materials, and meanings. Sessions include color and vision in early Buddhist art, trade in turquoise, and much more.

About the SAAM Saturday University Lecture Series
Delve into new themes every season with a different speaker each week. Challenging, thought-provoking, and sometimes surprising, this long-running and always popular lecture series incorporates audience discussion as experts from around the world join us to share their insights on Asia throughout time.

About Write About Asia
Write About Asia is offered following each Zoom public lecture and facilitated by Mary Roberts. During the workshop, time will be given to solitary writing in response to the morning lecture. The workshop will nurture educators as writers through self-reflection and group discussion. Write About Asia is offered at no cost to current, in-service teachers, and is sponsored by the East Asia Resource Center (EARC) in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington with funding from a Freeman Foundation grant in support of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA).
Online procedure for each Saturday University Lecture + Write About Asia:
Attend the online Zoom SAAM lecture for 90 minutes.
Following the lecture, offline draft a response to the lecture topic for 45 minutes.
Attend the online Zoom Write About Asia Group to share writing with other educators for 60 minutes.

Free participation to the SAAM public lecture.
Four free WA OSPI clock hours are available for each workshop. Participation to a minimum of two workshops and fulfillment of online discussion prompts are required in order to obtain clock hours.