Enhancing Classroom Experiences with Global Education


This is a listing of older East-West Center events (newer listed first).  See Events to get the list of current or upcoming events.

Workshop for K-12 Teachers Exploring India Art Traditions

When: Nov 3 2017 - 4:30pm until Nov 4 2017 (All day)
Where: East-West Center Art Gallery Lounge, John A. Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu 96848

The East-West Center Arts Program and the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council will be offering a hands-on teacher workshop on India Art Traditions to support Hawaii’s teachers and enhance students’ global education experiences in the classroom.  Teachers will learn from experts who will present a historical, geographical, and cultural overview of India, including recurring themes and aesthetic features of Indian art and film.  Participants will also be treated to a demonstration of traditional block printing techniques from a textile artist from India, an introduction to Bollywood dance, a viewing of a musical drama film showcasing Indian life and culture, a tour of the East-West Center’s Art Gallery Exhibition highlighting Indian textile traditions, and an Indian cuisine dinner.  Relevant K-12 curricula will be shared for teachers to implement in their classrooms. 

The workshop will be held on Friday, November 3rd, 4:30-8:30pm and Saturday, November 4th, 8:30am-5:30pm at the East-West Center Art Gallery Lounge. Open to K-12 teachers for the nominal cost of $10.  Register by October 17th at www.paachawaii.org

Presenters will include:
Dr. Sai Bhatawadekar, Director of Center for South Asian Studies, UHM
Dr. Paul Lavy, Associate Professor, Art History Graduate Director, UHM
Dr. Michael Schuster, Curator, East-West Center Gallery, Arts Program
Sufiyan Khatri, Indian block-print artist
Kisore Sherreitt, Odissi dance teacher

About PAAC
PAAC is an international education 501(c)3 nonprofit that educates Hawaii on critical international issues and fosters understanding by connecting people across borders. PAAC empowers high school students to become globally competent leaders that think critically, appreciate diversity, and understand the impacts of their choices. Last academic year, PAAC served more than 1,600 students on five islands.

About EWC Arts Program
The East-West Center is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. The EWC Arts Program is excited to offer exhibitions and performance-demonstrations to school groups in 2017-18. Through the visual and performing arts, young audiences are better able to understand, appreciate, and respect the peoples and cultures of the Asia Pacific region.


Primary Contact Info:
Name: Merle Grybowski, Director of Teacher Trainings
Phone: (808) 944-7780