2015 ARARTE Prem: Process & Product
Exploring the Balance Between Art and Craft
in the Classroom
Join us from September 11-13, 2015 to explore ideas, share experiences and debate personal approaches and philosophy.
This year's host, Prem Tinsulanonda International School, is part of a large international learning community that includes a dedicated Artist Residency and practitioner training programme (www.artistresidencythailand.com) and several other educational and sporting academies. Its campus is located about twenty-five kilometres north of Chiang Mai, in the small town of Mae Rim.
Surrounded by mountains, lagoons and rice paddies, the campus is nested close to unique Lanna (Northern Thailand) style villages and culture, including artisans and crafts makers, markets and temples.
Go to ABOUT THE HOST to get to know more about Prem Tinsulanonda International School and Traidhos Three-Generation Community for Learning.
The annual Asia Region Art Educators Workshop (ARARTE) is a weekend workshop for visual arts educators in Asia, to directly engage in dialogue with colleagues and to learn art-making techniques applicable to classroom practice.
The ARARTE Workshop makes possible powerful interactions energizing educators to inspire 21st century student artists around the world.
The workshop is built around three integral components:
Participants share resources, lessons, activities and samples used in their teaching practice to be shared with other participants
Hands-on art making workshops led by teachers for teachers to apply directly to the classroom studio
An Exploration of Place
Interaction with the host location allows participants to explore local arts destinations unique to the area
The professional exchange results in enthusiasm and innovation for the visual arts classroom, invigorating teaching performance across the region.
Originating in Beijing 2008, the Asia Region Art Educators Workshop was designed and developed by Joan Lueth. The workshop was hosted in New Delhi 2009, Singapore 2010, Shanghai 2011, Taipei 2012, Hong Kong 2013, Bangkok 2014 and Chiang Mai 2015. Participants are encouraged to continue their involvement through the Asia Region Art Educators ning site www.ararte.ning.com created and managed by Kendra Farrell. The site is ‘a creative community of art educators living, working or interested in Asia to respond, collaborate and share’. It is host to numerous features including topic specific forums, video dialogue and a gallery of images, all strengthening student and educator connections beyond classroom studios.
ARARTE is a weekend of imaginative ideas and inspiring imagery. It is a personal learning network focused on the present with an eye toward the future.
To inquire about hosting the ARARTE 2016 Workshop, please contact Joan Lueth, ARARTE Workshop Founder, at Joan.Lueth@saschina.org.