The Asia Region Art Educators Conference took place at Taipei American School this month. I missed last year’s out in Shanghai so was really looking forward to reconnecting with friends I’d met in Singapore the year before that and to meet new artists and share what is happening in schools in the region. It was also encouraging and a good reminder to hear about others working on balancing teaching and consistently creating as an artist in whatever form that may be. Never a dull moment hanging out with artsy people and such passionate educators!
Our first day together was spent checking out the art scene in Taipei, second day workshops and third an art talk about the work of Christo and Jeannne-Claude. Art is about ideas and process and this was so inspiring.
We had an evening flight out Sunday so was able to squeeze in a visit to Yingge after the conference. If you love ceramics and working in clay, you need to stop at the ceramics museum and explore the neighbouring area.
october 2012 . hong kong airlines . dandy hotel–tianmu