CAAFA 2013 Symposium

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  • A Pilot Symposium – Expression and Creativity: Comparative Studies of Art Educational Methods in China and the United States
  • November 7- 8, 2013
  • Center for Chinese Art at William Paterson University
The symposium is co-sponsored by the Center for Chinese Art, the Art Department, the College of Arts and Communication at William Paterson University of New Jersey, Asian Cultural Center of New Jersey, and with the cooperation of the Preparatory Committee of National Chinese-American Art Faculty Association. This is a two-day symposium that will include panel discussions, lectures and presentations, and special activities. The presenters are primarily US-based Art professors of Chinese origin, who have considerable teaching experiences in both China and the United States. The main purpose of this pilot symposium is to expose participants to comparative pedagogy in Art across both countries. It will involve discussions of the differences in fine arts education and sharing of personal experiences of each Artist-Teacher. Also, the symposium aims to encourage and promote future exchanges between art educators from the East and the West.

The Members of Planning Committee for the Symposium:

Daryl Moore, Dean, the College of Arts and Communication, WPUNJ
Imafidon Olaye, Associate Dean, the College of Arts and Communication, WPUNJ
Ming Fai, Professor of Art, WPUNJ
Yannang Gen, Director of Asian Cultural Center of New Jersey
Yu Ji, Professor of Art, California State University, Long Beach
Lauren Razzore, Chair of Art Department, WPUNJ
Liqin Tan, Professor and Director of Art Program/Head of Animation, Rutgers University
Xiaomiao Wang, Professor of Art, Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Daimei Yao, Professor of Chinese Language and Literature, South China Normal University.
He Zhang, Professor of Art History, WPUNJ

Committee Chair, Zhiyuan Cong, Professor and Director, Center for Chinese Art, William Paterson University

Committee secretary
Mr. Zheshu Xie, and Ms. Xiao Ling

The Symposium Topics:

1. Comparison and challenges of art education in the US and China.

2. The various strengths and weaknesses of each educational system, such as the ideas and concepts of art education and practices.

3. Analyses of pedagogy in the two countries: strengths and weaknesses; possibilities, necessity, feasibility and/or blending of methodologies.

4. Challenges of teaching students from different cultural backgrounds in two different countries.
5. Expression and creativity issues in today's Art Education in both counties.

Daily Schedule of the Symposium

Thursday, November 7, 2013

2:00-5:00 pm Registration and check in Hotel
5:00pm Dinner China Buffet Restaurant
6:30pm EXPERIENTIAL SNAP-SHOTS: How my teaching informs my art.
Moderator: Lauren Razzore, Chair of Art Department, WPUNJ
Location: 143 Power Art Building, WPUNJ

Friday, November 8, 2013

9:00am -Tour of WPUNJ campus
10:00am - Group Meetings
2D fine arts group, Location: Power Art Building #143
Moderator – Professor Zhiyuan Cong
3D fine arts group, Location: Power Art Building #144
Moderator - Professor Ming Fay
Digital and computer design group, Location: Ben Shahn Visual Art Center #100
Moderator - Professor Liqin Tan
Art history group, Location: Ben Shahn Visual Art Center #129
Moderator - Professor He Zhang

12:00 Lunch China Buffet Restaurant

2:30pm – 4:30pm
Pilot Symposium: Expression and Creativity-
Comparative Study of America and China Art Education
Symposium Moderator: Dean Daryl Moore, William Paterson University
Location: Hobart Hall Martini Conference Room
Agenda:
2D fine arts group representative (15 minutes)
3D fine arts group representative (15 minutes)
Digital and computer design art representative (15 minutes)
Art history group representative (15 minutes)
Discussions and questions (30 minutes)

5:00pm
Tour of the National Park- Grant Waterfall, and the Silk city of America

6:30pm-9:00pm Banquet at University Faculty Restaurant
Agenda:
MC: Daryl Moore, Dean of the College of the Arts and Communication
Interpreter: Zheshu Xie
Remarks: Warren Sandmann, Provost & Sr. VPAA, WPUNJ
Cultural Consulate, the Consulate General of China in New York
Margaret Lam and David Yen, Honorary Directors, Center for Chinese Art
Yannang Gen, Director of Asian Cultural Center of New Jersey
Zhiyuan Cong, Director, CCART


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Check out in the morning and Farewell.

PrintFair 2013, NYC, November 7-10, 2013,