24 teachers learn ‘How to fold 5 ways’ at Pacific & Asian Affairs Council workshop
The Pacific & Asian Affairs Council, a Hawaiʻi-based nonprofit that prepares the next generation of leaders for an increasingly interconnected world, partnered with the East-West Center Arts Program to host 24 educators in grades K-12 at its recent bi-annual teacher workshop.
Public- and private-school teachers from the Big Island and O‘ahu explored the East-West Center’s Art Gallery exhibition “In the Folds,” which runs through April 16, 2023.
The exhibition, in collaboration with TEMARI Hawaiʻi, features Asia and Pacific folding traditions and contemporary expressions. Traditional works are displayed in juxtaposition with works by featured contemporary Hawai‘i-based artists, including Arisa Terlaje Barcinas, Vilsoni Hereniko, Kamalu du Preez, Lynn Graton Martin, Marques Hanalei Marzan, Marcia Morse and Sara Oka.
The workshop “How to Fold 5 Ways” focused on learning about the role of folding in paper, clothing, local contemporary art, wrapping and food. Presenters and artists shared their interpretations of folding and how it is central to our lives.
Held each year in the fall and spring, these workshops are designed to support, inspire and equip Hawai‘i’s teachers with globally themed curriculum ideas, classroom skills and community resources necessary for their success.
For more, visit www.paachawaii.org/k-12-teacher-workshops. Support is provided by generous community donors.