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Welcome to Global Explorations in Art


Global Explorations in Art is a cross-cultural education program designed for school teachers and children to use in the classroom. The content is art and the wonderful ways we can learn about people and culture through art. In what ways does art tell the lives of people? How is art related with societal, cultural and historical context? How does art help us in connecting people in different cultures?


The program provides full of a rich array of suggestions for cross-cultural learning: webinars with school teachers in East Asian countries, unit plans, PowerPoint Exploration of a work of art from museums in East Asian countries, video clips of classroom activities, activity sheets, writing and discussion activities, and much more.


We hope that teachers and children who are interested in learning cross-culturally and making a global network with schools in East Asian countries participate in Global Explorations in Art and visit to the East Asian Studies Center. We look forward to working with you to create a global community through art together.


Your colleagues in educating our children in the globalized world,


East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

Graduate School of Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University, Japan

2017 Art Education Association of Indiana Conference
A group of teachers and faculty who have been involved in the IU-Hiroshima Global Art Exchange program, hosted by the East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University Bloomington, presented at the 2017 Art Education Association of Indiana (AEAI) conference, which was held on November 4, 2017, in Indianapolis. The title of the project is “Global Explorations in Art Project: Developing a Cross-Cultural Learning Model through the Partnerships among Schools, Museums and Universities”.

(left to right) Presenter Cheryl Maxwell, Grandview Elementary School, Bloomington, Indiana; Laurette Roales, Brown County Junior High School, Nashville, Indiana; Hye-Seung (Theresa) Kang, Associate Director, East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana; Leah Morgan, Orleans Community Schools, Oakland City University Adjunct Professor; Kazuyo Nakamura, Professor of Art Education, Graduate School of Education, Hiroshima University, Japan.

More 2017 AEAI Conference Photos

Global Art Exchange Teacher Lesson Plan Resources
Mrs. Aoyama
Lesson Plans
Hyakki Yagyo Teaching
Mr. Fujita
Lesson Plans
Ms. Maxwell
Lesson Plans
Mr. Okamoto
Lesson Plans
Mr. Oota
Lesson Plans
Mr. Oota's Teaching Presentation
Mr. Oota's Worksheets 1 2 3-1 3-2 4 5
Mrs. Roales
Lesson Plans
Mrs. Roales' Teaching Presentation
Ms. Shigemitsu
Lesson Plans
Mrs. Stokes
Lesson Plans
Architectural Drawing Lesson
Mrs. Stokes Project Photos