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The InSEA 2017 Congress will include a number of hands-on workshop. Workshop proposal has been reviewed and accepted. This page provides brief descriptions of workshops that will be offered at the InSEA2017 Congress.

Fostering Humanity through Arts:
How arts raise the awareness of human rights and sustainability

Exploring Non-visual Arts

Description  Arts can be understood by not only vision but also tactile, hearing, smelling, tasting perception. Also, everyone has the equal right to enjoy the pleasure of appreciation and creation. So children and adults with visually impairments or blindness should be educated through arts to communicate with people, events, and the environment surrounding them.

 In the first part of this workshop, participants will understand the development of art education for the blind in Taiwan. Then, the organizer will give a brief introduction of audio description, and the cases of how artists without vision to create arts. Next, participants will learn how to interpret an image and visual information for blind people via descriptive video service, then being blindfolded to draw after touching tactile pictures and 3D objects. All participants will be distributed in a small group to practice recognizing images and drawing pictures by touching and hearing.

 After this workshop, all participants can share their blindfolded experiences and feelings without sight. Non-visual arts not only design for blind persons, but also for the sighted. So, teachers can transfer creating experience in the dark to figure out multi-sensory art courses for students, and the skill of audio description also assists students to create imagination without visual perception.

Quipu of wishes

Description Detailed description will be TBA.
Key words are ‘Quipu’, ‘Incas’, ‘history’, ‘register’, ‘strings’, ‘knots’, ‘tiding’, ‘desires’

Drawing on Diversity:
How socially engaged art education promotes cultural diversity and strengthens community

Drawing on Diversity: How socially engaged art education promotes cultural diversity and strengthens community

Description  The purpose of this workshop is to understand cultural diversity through learning colors and its meanings formulated by their nationality, regions, nature and so on.

 We are surrounded by various “Colors”, e.g. “Nature Color” (climate, seasons, etc.), “Culture Color” (traditional culture, clothing, food culture, ceremonial occasion, etc.), and “Society Color” (gender, LGBT, politics, economics, education, digital world, disabilities, etc.).

 For example, in Korea, five colors of yellow, blue, white, red, black, called “Obangsaek”, have been used since ancient times. In China, four colors are used to represent the orientation. In Japan, the color scheme called "kasane no Irome (combination of colors created by layering of garments ( colours) )" expresses the change of four seasons.

 Please bring some objects contained typical colors which represents your nationality, regions, nature to our workshop if it is possible, for example, clothes, fabrics, Photograph, postcard, sweets, general merchandise, etc.

 We are looking forward to you participate, produce a new understand and exchange much together.

The procedure of this workshop is below.
  • Introduction and Grouping
  • Find a characteristic of colors of countries
  • Discussion
  • Design a flag of Art Education
  • Presentation and Exchange
  • Closing

Instruction in “Sumi Art”as an Educational Program

Description Detailed description will be TBA.
Key word is ‘Sumi Art’

Together landscapes- drawing and spatial stories

Description  As we meet we build relationships and perceptions of the world. How we look at each other and our own ability influences the encounter, what the world looks like, and how it´s formed.

 Over two hours we will draw together an environment populated with creatures that we create from common thoughts. From the beginning it´s just a white paper landscape, a place where anything can happen. Our goal is to explore how to use differences to generate curiosity, creativity and an inclusive landscape. By drawing together in big format we will expose ourselves to the uncertainty and stress of not knowing anything about the expectations and understanding of each other.

 Characters in the room grow on walls and floors but will also be hung from the ceiling in threads. Light and sound will be added to the story as it builds up. The work process and the final result will be documented through out photography. After all material is discarded, the memory of the experience will be left within the participant. The documentation of the event will be available afterwards to everyone who participates in the workshop. All material will be provided on place.

Dear You: connecting spaces

Description  Dear You is a cross-cultural mail art project created for children aged 4-15 years old. The aim of Dear You is to connect children internationally by making and sharing art with new friends from abroad. Through this process of exchange, a child’s worldview is widened and their skills for self expression are honed. The workshop, Dear You: connecting spaces, will be held in the form of a combined seminar/art practice. Arlene Tucker, author and workshop facilitator, will give insight into Dear You’s methodology in order for workshop participants to utilize and engage in transnational collaborations.

 This special Dear You InSea experience will be presented in two major parts. The first section proposes process-based art practices and the second focuses on the application of semiotic concepts in educational and artistic projects. Betwixt the variety of hands-on activities, we will discuss how one can create their own functioning participatory design-based projects, which empower students and educators through open dialogue. There will be an opportunity for the development of and practical application of the proposed techniques. The workshop, as a whole, is intended to be informal, interactive, and immediately applicable.

The Open of the School Art Education and Social Inspiration

Description Detailed description will be TBA.
Key words are ‘Art education’, ‘School’, ‘Society’, ‘Inspiration’

Woodcut Printing on Textile(Yazmacilik)

Description  Turkey is a region where many civilizations from the first ages traveled through and settled due to its special geopraphic, geopolitical, and strategic location. For this reason, it contains much cultural diversity and richness of different communities who lived in its lands.

 The history of woodcut printing on textile (yazmacılık) art, which is one of Turkey’s cultural values and traditional arts, face extinction by being overshadowed with technological developments and today is practiced by few people who were taught by previous generations that dates back to the 16th century. This art, which is learned in master and foreman relationship, is done on textile by printing with a woodcut is considered one of the first fabric etching methods. Woodcuts, which are used while performing this art, reflect the region’s distinctive designs and have its own unique story and are always printed in the exact same order.

 In this workout that implementation step of our woodcut printing on textile (yazmacılık) art will be done, participants will make new printing designs which can be used in daily life by considering appropriate composition to this art’s history and technic and staying with tradition in certain order.

The ımplementation steps will be done as follows;
  • Pre-prepared posters that explain information related with topic, the history and importance of woodcuts will be hanged on boards before participants come.
  • Pre-assessment implementation will be done.
  • It will be wished that participants will form their stories based on explanations on the board.
  • Proper materials, woodcuts and textile to their stories will be selected.
  • Individual print workouts will be done.
  • Washing, drying and iron step will be done.
  • Final evaluation practice will be done with participants.

Dish project in Daegu

Description  I will use many flat dishes at this workshop. I would like to think about the new relationship between people and the environment, people and art using naturally friendly materials. The theme is "The impression that was born to the world". Every day, people around the world use flat dishes at meals. I regard the plate as one small gallery this time. I would like to arrange a lot of "this little gallery" with the participants and create a big work (place).The material uses soil clay and another unique material (packing material that can be adhered only with moisture).Participants will make small sculptures using these materials. Then we will exhibit it on a flat dish. Easy preparation and way, participants can enjoy it enough for a short time. What kind of diversity, communication and collaboration can be found? Through this workshop, I am looking forward to meeting the participants' ideas, and for making wonderful communication beyond words. Let's experience the power of art.

Envisioning the Future: How art education prepares the fourth new era

Seeing Into” the Marvelous Future: Surrealist Bureau of Educational Research

Description Detailed description will be TBA.
Key words are ‘Marvelous’, ‘Future’, ‘Surrealist’, ‘unconscious’, ‘creativity’

Raising self-efficacy beliefs motivation and drawing skills of elementary teachers of art for the purposes of better teaching

Description  The workshop with ten short drawing tasks aimed at raising the motivation (self-efficacy beliefs construct) of participants and to improve their drawing skills, although in a very short period of 46 – 60 minutes. Actually, the participants will simulate one of the life-long learning drawing and motivating strategies that author uses in his in-service training of elementary teachers of art in Slovenia in the period of last 13 years.
 The underlying theoretical construct of this workshop is based on the motivational concept of self-efficacy beliefs, originated by Albert Bandura. Art education advisers, teacher trainers and teachers themselves may find this approach as challenging for their work in art teaching,
and can adapt it into their learning situations and age of students. Art education students may find this workshop as a motivation for their further art pedagogy studies.

 Participants will be firstly given 10 sheets of A4 size paper and a pencil, softness B2 – B6, will secondly realize drawings according to his instructions. The educational purpose of the task will not be revealed at the beginning but at the final evaluation, based on the drawing collections of participanty volunteers.
Several criteria for determining the success of the workshop will be presented.


Pedagogical Globalization: Traditions, Contemporary Art, and Popular Culture of Korea

Description  This session, Pedagogical Globalization: Traditions, Contemporary Art, and Popular Culture of Korea, is a panel presentation/discussion on the InSEA (E-Book) anthology that will be published in 2017.

 In the era of globalization and cultural hybridity, the emphasis on art education require a shift from exploring single cultural traditions to making various connections and relocations. This means seeing emerging new cultural territories and spaces as new educational spaces through a clash of cultural identities and also the relationship of the local to globalization. This is true for our art teachers and students who have faced the critical issues of cross-cultural, and intercultural issues in art.

 Editors believed that it is timely to provide an in-depth understanding of global issues through a cultural lens of Korean art and visual and popular culture interacting and engaging with artistic and educational practices in various other global contexts, as well as in-between spaces of the local and the global.

 Co-editors and authors of the new InSEA anthology (e-Book) will discuss diverse perspectives, practices, and pedagogical approaches for K-12 art educators by emphasizing a notion of global, cross-cultural awareness that is essential to both teaching art and visual culture in and beyond Korean cultural and geographic contexts.

Critical Debates and Practices for PhD Studies Symposium

Description  This symposium brings together authors contributing to two soon to be published books examining “International Perspectives on Visual Arts Education Dissertations.” In turn we hope to invite cross-cultural and transnational dialogues concerning international arts research by bringing together a scholarly community of NABERS (Networks of Arts-Based Educational Researchers) to foster critical debates and critical practices about art as research from diverse educational standpoints, frameworks and methods of practice.

 This research symposium aims to bring forward conversations on how art educators and doctoral students are thinking about and applying ABER within differently contextualized socio-cultural and organizational environments.

 Such comparisons have significant implications for academics, students and policy makers and will factor into the sustainability of art education as a field of study given the changing role of universities globally. While a number of questions will be addressed at the symposium these three may guide initial discussions:

  • How is ABER being implemented alongside traditional research in art education doctoral programs internationally to widen theoretical and methodological debates?
  • What institutional protocols and structures are applied to assess ABER projects?
  • What actions, tensions and experiences rooted in specific cultural contexts and/or the geopolitics of institutional location and practice delineate ABER?