Wendy Tai, a visual art educator in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP), collaborates with AAA in this teacher workshop. To prompt a discussion on contemporary art, the workshop discusses two important components of the IBDP curriculum, namely the cultural significance and the function of artworks.
As part of this year's Teaching Labs Talks about women in recent art history, the workshop addresses this theme in the contexts of Hong Kong, China, and India. Participants gain hands-on experience with AAA’s Collection through comparative research, analysing artworks of the same theme from different contexts. To encourage collaborative learning, research findings will be shared on AAA's Educator Resources platform. While the workshop is particularly relevant for teachers of the Comparative Study component of IBDP Visual Art, the learning objectives and outcomes are equally applicable to all levels of art education.
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Wendy Tai is an artist and educator. Tai is currently Head of Visual Arts and Teacher of Theory of Knowledge at Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong, where she teaches in the IBDP. She is also the UWC Mission Programme Coordinator and oversees all school initiatives that promote peace and sustainability. Tai takes a creative approach when considering conflict resolution and green projects on campus.
Parallel to her teaching career, Tai is a mixed-media artist of temporal, interactive, and performative installations. Her work ranges from quiet, personal introspection to playful, social engagement. Tai holds a BA in Fine Arts from University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art.
Tai was an AAA Intern when she was a university student. After becoming a teacher, she joined the AAA Teachers Sounding Board and actively provides support and feedback to our Learning & Participation’s educator programmes.
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