Investigating Japan’s Edo Avant Garde
K-12 Educators’ Workshop & Film Screening

Saturday, September 23, 2023
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: JAPAN HOUSE Salon | Level 5
6801 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028

Parking validation will be provided. With validation, parking is $3 for the first two hours and $2 per 20 minutes thereafter.

Join us for this Saturday workshop featuring the film and award-winning curriculum units for Edo Avant Garde, a film about the paintings of nature in Japan during the Edo period (1603-1868). Documentary filmmaker Linda Hoaglund and master teacher Angie Stokes will take you into the world of Japanese painting during this period, presenting on the ways teachers can use art to teach about a variety of subjects, from nature to social-emotional learning to studio classes.

The workshop includes the online screening of the film in advance of the workshop with Linda Hoaglund in person and Angie Stokes on Zoom. A screening link and password will be sent in a separate email, on Sep. 13, to those who have RSVP’d. The link will be accessible between Sep. 13 –23 (event date).

The Edo Avant Garde curriculum was awarded an Honorable Mention for the 2022 Franklin R. Buchanan Prize for curriculum development by the Association for Asian Studies. Presented by JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) and the University of Southern California NCTA.

Exclusive Offering
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Venue: JAPAN HOUSE Gallery, Level 2

Registrants may arrive early for a special exclusive viewing of JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles’ current exhibition, POKÉMON X KOGEI | Playful Encounters of Pokémon and Japanese Craft, which brings together two of Japan’s most celebrated contributions to world culture – beloved characters from one of the world’s biggest entertainment franchises and craft that has evolved and been refined over centuries.

About the Speakers:

Linda Hoaglund

Linda Hoaglund is a bilingual filmmaker born and raised in Japan. The daughter of American missionary parents, she attended Japanese public schools and graduated from Yale University. She has directed and produced five feature-length films about art and the relationship between Japan and the U.S.: Wings of Defeat (2007), ANPO: Art X War (2010), Things Left Behind (2012), The Wound and The Gift (2014), and Edo Avant Garde (2019). In 2022, she created a K-12 Arts Curriculum inspired by Edo Avant Garde with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art.

Hoaglund has also subtitled 250 Japanese films, including Seven Samurai by Akira Kurosawa and Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki. She has translated Kabuki performed at Lincoln Center and essays by Issei Miyake, Ishiuchi Miyako, Tomatsu Shomei, Yokoo Tadanori, Kirino Natsuo, Moriyama Daido, Takashi Murakami, Ando Tadao and other renowned artists and writers. In 2022, Chronicle Books published Just Enough Design, a book featuring designer Taku Satoh's work that she edited and translated.

Angie Stokes

Angie Miesle Stokes just returned from a summer study tour of Japan and is back in the classroom as the studio art, art history, and art technology teacher at Wayne Trace Junior/Senior High School in Haviland, Ohio. She received her undergraduate degree in art and history at the University of St. Francis and her Masters in Teaching from Chatham University. She spent five years with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh as a lead teacher and program director before returning to the classroom where she is beginning her 20th year teaching K-12 courses in social studies and art. She currently enjoys teaching her AP Art History and studios while working with the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia as one of their NextGen Teacher Leaders.

Angie’s experience beyond the classroom includes writing curriculum for the Toledo Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Art, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art along with presenting curriculum for museums and universities across the country. She co-wrote the lesson plans for the award-winning Investigating Japan’s Edo Avant Garde curriculum. Her interest lies in the development of collaborative STEAM projects for students of all abilities and using the visual arts to investigate and better understand the diverse world in which we live.

Access Information:

JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles is located on the second and fifth floors of Ovation Hollywood (6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028).

The entrance to the parking structure at Ovation Hollywood is on Highland Avenue next to the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

Level 2 | Gallery
Take the escalators or elevators up to Level 2, and you will find the JAPAN HOUSE space located next to the Academy Awards stairs and across from the Dolby Theatre.

Level 5 | Library, Salon & Restaurant
Take the elevator to Level 5 and walk across the bridge, passing the Loews Hollywood Hotel pool on the left, towards the Level 5 JAPAN HOUSE entrance. Turn left at the end of the corridor.

For more information, please visit JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles website

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