Co-presented by AAA and the School of Everyday Life, this one-day programme allows teachers to step back from their busy schoolwork and think beyond standard curriculums, considering new possibilities for contemporary art education. Under the guidance of artist facilitators, participants will go on a journey of learning and self-reflection.

The workshop is facilitated by four artists from diverse backgrounds who are also experienced educators: musician Hakgwai, who teaches the use of music as a medium to improve well-being; artist Ivy Ma, full-time lecturer at the Hong Kong Art School; artist Kith Tsang Tak Ping, Co-founder of School of Everyday Life, which promotes art, culture, and life education; and artist Wong Wing Tong, an experienced community artist whose work explores the notion of play.

This programme is designed for secondary school teachers. Teachers of all disciplines, especially visual arts, liberal studies, value education, and counselling, are welcome.

Quota: 30 persons

Venue: School of Everyday Life (178 Kam Shan, Tai Po)

Enquiries: Please contact us at learn@aaa.org.hk or +852 2844 1126.

 

About the Artist Facilitators

Hakgwai is a Hong Kong musician active in music education and street performance. He plays a wide range of traditional Chinese instruments, as well as world folk instruments. He has performed in many local and overseas concerts and festivals. As a music educator, he has been the guest music tutor in primary and secondary schools. In 2017, he was invited by Yale University to share his music in New York. In the same year, he was also invited by the HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity to serve as an artist-in-residence.

Ivy Ma is a Hong Kong artist working in drawing, painting, photography, and mixed-media installation. She completed her studies in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Ma has held five solo exhibitions in Hong Kong, and participated in group exhibitions in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Pakistan, and Australia. She was an Asian Cultural Council grantee in 2007 and the recipient of the Young Artist Award of Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards in 2012. She is now a lecturer at the Hong Kong Art School.

Tsang Tak Ping is an educator of art and design. He is also involved in visual arts, design, publication, curating, and art and design criticism. Tsang had taught for twenty-four years in the School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. As an artist, a designer, and curator, Tsang has exhibited widely in Asia, Europe, and North America. Since 2014, he has been volunteering at the School of Everyday Life to promote art and culture, life education, and environmental education. He is the mentor of “Life Walker Class,” which promotes mindful youth development.

Wong Wing Tong graduated from RMIT University (co-presented with the Hong Kong Art School) with a BA in Fine Art (Painting). Wong has worked across different media, including painting, sculpture, installation, and performance. He has participated in many group exhibitions in Hong Kong and China. Currently working as a community artist, he collaborated with many local residents, independent artists, and organisations. He is also involved in community initiatives that promote traditional crafts and culture. In 2017, Wong coordinated the community art programme Play Depot at the Cattle Depot Artist Village.

 

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