Art of Asia
Students will explore China, Japan, Korea and India from an artistic, historical and cultural perspective. Students will exercise their personal artistic expression in a variety of media. Our art exploration will range from ancient to modern times. Calligraphy, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture and painting are some of the media and techniques explored in this semester-long adventure.
Students are responsible for bringing a hand-sharpener and a wooden pencil with eraser to EVERY class. *Optional: Mechanical pencil, gum eraser.
Units of study
The Written Word: The evolution of the Japanese Written language.
- Featured artist: Xu Bing
- The Signature Seal: Confucianism and the scholar/artist
- Bamboo Brush Painting
- Gyotaku Japanese Fish Printing
- Korean Fan and Calligraphy
- Indian Architecture: Color Theory and Rangoli Pattern