Workshop Descriptions

Latino Art Fiesta

Session 1: Grades 3–6

Attend an overview of Latino art and its many influences including architecture, murals, prints, paintings, and more! Themes, traditions, and art forms will be shown and art-making activities will be demonstrated and created. A set of Latino art posters will be given and handouts on ways to incorporate Latino art in your curriculum will be provided. Curriculum ideas for dual immersion.

Chinese Art and Culture

Session 2: Grades 3–6

Attend an overview of Chinese art and its many influences including architecture, pottery, handscrolls, gardens, calligraphy, political posters, and more! Themes, traditions, and art forms will be shown and art-making activities will be demonstrated and created. A set of Chinese art posters will be given and handouts on ways to incorporate Chinese art in your curriculum will be provided. Curriculum ideas for dual immersion.

The World of Islam and Geometric Design

Session 3: Grades 3–6

Attend an overview of the art from cultures influenced by Islam and its many influences including architecture, textiles, tile work, calligraphy, carvings, and more! Themes, traditions, and art forms will be shown and art-making activities will be demonstrated and created. A set of Islamic art posters will be given and handouts on ways to incorporate Islamic art in your curriculum will be provided.

Art History Alive

Session 4: Grades K–6

Learn ways to incorporate art history into any subject matter. Methodologies will be shown and art-making ideas will be demonstrated and created, with everything from cave painting to postmodern art. Enliven any curricular area by helping students visualize their culture through art history.

Diane Asay

Diane Asay has taught in the Art Education Department at Brigham Young University for over 20 years. She has her own publishing company, Art Visuals, that produces art-related teaching aids for public schools. She has produced timelines on both world and American art, as well as sets of posters on Modern and Postmodern art, women and African-American artists, and the cultures of Africa, China, Japan, India, and the Islam. Her latest publication is a set on Latino and Latin American art and culture. When she has time, she loves to do watercolor paintings, dabble with pastels, and create stained glass works.