The Institute for Asia and Asian Diasporas at Binghamton University sponsors outreach activities to serve the local, regional, and University communities. Our objective is to create fresh and inclusive ways of thinking, studying, teaching and learning about Asia and Asian Diasporas within the university community and beyond. A wide variety of programs and events are offered, including academic conferences at Binghamton University, presentation of lectures by visiting scholars, cultural programs and performances, workshops and resources for K-12 teachers and administrators, support of Binghamton University student groups, and participation in local cultural events.

K – 12 Educators’ Resources

Arts of Asia in the Classroom

Arts of Asia in the Classroom projects are presented in school classrooms, after school programs, for home-schoolers, summer camps and at large public events. Many of the projects can be done either as part of a sit-down classroom presentation which includes a PowerPoint presentation on the cultural context of the art project, or as a make-it-and-take-it activity. All art projects are designed to be part of an opportunity to learn about Asian cultures. We have also offered many of these projects to groups of adults. Please see the Projects/Instructions/Resources link below.

Arts of Asia in the Classroom 2015 - Brochure (.pdf, 1.1M)

Arts of Asia in the Classroom - Projects / Instructions / Resources 

Resources from the Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

(many thanks to Evelyn Peng)

Boat Origami (.pdf, 883.8k)

Burtterfly Origami (.pdf, 1.4M)

Crane Origami (.pdf, 954.9K)

Leaf Origami (.pdf, 495.5K)

Cherry Blossom Origami (large) (.pdf, 768.7K) 

Cherry Blossom Origami (small) ).pdf, 1.2M)

Fish & Hat Origami (.pdf, 1.0M)

Frog Origami (.pdf, 527.2K) 

Binghamton University Cultural Ambassadors

We recruit student volunteers to present programs and activities about Asia and Asian cultures for children and adults in schools, libraries, after-school programs, community organizations and child care settings. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form below and send back to Ms. Amy Wang. 

Cultural Ambassadors Volunteer Form (.pdf, 258.6K) 


Ms. Amy Wang
Outreach Coordinator
607-777-4514, Fax: 607-777-4515
LSG 660

Last Updated: 11/30/15