Discover diverse arts through authentic international art-making classes with a UCLA Arts graduate and certified teacher who grew up all over the world. Living in Taiwan, Canada, Japan and Saudi Arabia while traveling through Africa, Europe and the Middle East has given arts educator Paisley Ali the unique ability to create an original curriculum of Colorful Cultures Classes through the perspective of a globe-trotting child.
Example: Her personal narrative lessons engage students — “When I was 12, I rode a camel to the Pyramids to look at Pharoah’s treasures.” Students then have a chance to ride a real camel saddle wearing Egyptian textiles and dig up King Tut‘s Buried Treasure (museum replicas). These hands–on experiences and the “documenting” of their findings students do by creating their own Pyramid Sand Art tactilely reinforce new learning.
Your students could build Middle Eastern Mud Castles and Desert Doors in a ghutra headdress given to Paisley’s family by the King of Saudi Arabia or create a Japanese Torii Gate Garden wearing a kimono. Simply schedule for classes about Iceland, Egypt, Japan, Russia, Medival Europe, Cross Cultural Eye Symbols, Saudi Arabia or India to name a few. Paisley has over 10 years experience teaching students age 3-12 in public & private schools, museums & galleries across America. Contact her to find out how Colorful Cultures could benefit your program.