Curriculum Plan: Wabi Sabi - The Art of Imperfection

Curriculum Unit focused on introducing the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi Sabi to Middle School students. This unit will focus on introducing middle school students to several mediums of artistic expression representative of Japanese cultures. Initially, students will discuss the Wabi and Sabi aesthetic by looking to Sen no Rikyu pottery. Then students will study and compare Hiroshige and Hokusai woodblock prints. Finally, they will be part of a film circle and review a
modern Japanese Anime film. The end result of this unit is a student piece of artwork: either a watercolor inspired by Hiroshige and Hokusai or a Manga story drawing from the Anime films.

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