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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Origami Teapot

Fold your own origami teapot.

GRADE LEVEL: Pre-Kindergarten, Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Tiger and the Puppy

Asian Art Museum Storyteller, Miriam Mills, engages pre-school students in the museum’s Korea galleries by telling a Korean folktale about a tiger and a puppy using artworks from the Asian Art Museum’s collection.

GRADE LEVEL: Pre-Kindergarten

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Make Bracelets Inspired by Indonesian Jewelry

The most famous region for the manufacture and trade of golden jewelry lay in Sumatra’s northernmost province of Aceh, where these finely worked bracelets were produced. Make your own bracelets inspired by Indonesian jewelry.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

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Lunar New Year Zodiac Animals: Coloring Pages

The Chinese Zodiac is based on a twelve-year cycle and each year is linked to an animal. Find your birth year and color in your zodiac animal.

GRADE LEVEL: Pre-Kindergarten, Early Elementary School (K-3)

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East Asian Art Traditions and Bernice Bing

Objective: Students will be exposed to East Asian art traditions through the lens of a contemporary Chinese American artist, Bernice Bing.

GRADE LEVEL: Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)

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Ernie Kim: On the Surface

Learn about two techniques Ernie Kim used to decorate the surfaces of his ceramics.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8)

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Carlos Villa: Identity Zine

Create a zine to reflect and critically consider identities and the relationship between identity and context.

GRADE LEVEL: High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Peaceful and Wrathful Deities

The vast Tibetan pantheon includes numerous peaceful and wrathful deities, who guide and protect believers on their paths to enlightenment. Among the images of peaceful deities are those of buddhas and bodhisattvas, great teachers, and high monks. Wrathful deities, such as the guardian deities, use their power to protect Buddhism and to destroy the three major obstacles to enlightenment: anger, greed, and ignorance.

GRADE LEVEL: High School (9-12), College and Beyond
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