Asian Art Activity: Family Tree

Follow along with teaching artist Carina del Rosario to create your own artwork inspired by Zhang Huan’s Family Tree currently on view in Be/longing: Contemporary Asian Art at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Utilizing Zhang’s themes of identity and fate, del Rosario emphasizes a reflective approach to creating a self portrait by examining the ways we see our present selves as well as the ways other people view us. Rather than accepting these perceptions and expectations, she challenges us to use this activity as an opportunity to create a vision for who we want to become.

Whether on your own or in a group, this art-making activity encourages thoughtful creativity for artists of all ages and in any setting. Learn more about Family Tree by watching an in-depth informational video as part of SAM’s Eyes on Asia YouTube playlist.

The Seattle Asian Art Museum is open again though school tours are still not available at this time. The Eyes on Asia video series is intended to enhance virtual classrooms, home learning for parents and caregivers, and entertain friends hanging out online! All videos are aligned with Washington State learning standards in Visual Art and English Language Arts. We encourage you to visit the museum in person to see the artworks featured in the series!

Photo: Carina del Rosario