This course is designed for today's K-12 educator to introduce Non-Western Art into their curriculum to share with students the appreciation of cultural art that they may have not been exposed to previously. The course will explore cultural and aesthetic values of Oceania, Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the indigenous Americas. Though geographically speaking, places such as the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Australia are considered being in the West, the art of the native people from such locales are considered non-Western. Participants will research and analyze various art forms, their use, and their aesthetics. They will also create their own Non-Western art based on the grade level taught. Through the celebration of different arts from various cultures, past and present, in this world the promotion of an inclusive society can be taught in the classroom. With the introduction to a few of the numerous world cultures, we hope that participants and their students are motivated to discover other cultural art on their own.
Number of Units: 3.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours
Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for teachers (Grades K-12) who want to implement art in the classroom that focuses on Non-Western art. Anyone interested in the subject will also learn more on the topic of indigenous art.
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