School: Hanoi Pt.5

The reason for my recent trip to Vietnam was an invitation from the art teachers of the UN school in Hanoi. UNIS is a lovely place with 2,000 students from preschool to 12th grade — and I worked with and spoke to them all.

Here’s a little film I made about my trip and my work with the students.

15 thoughts on “School: Hanoi Pt.5”

  1. Thank you for a wonderful view of modern day Viet Nam – a place most of us will never visit! I know those children loved their week with you 🙂


  2. Thanks for sharing! Those kids looked so happy! How long does it take to get over the time warp both there and back? Yikes!


  3. What a treat! I felt like I was there too for a bit. Your influence shows–those young people did amazing work. How satisfying it must feel.


    1. I have been lucky enough to be invited by people at the various schools.
      I get an email, generally from someone I don’t know at a school I’ve never heard of in a country I’ve never been to.
      And then I generally say, ‘yes’. And so it goes.


  4. Thank you for this. I spent time in Okinawa and I love that side of the world and the cultures there. What a wonderful reason to visit–to share a common language-art! I enjoyed your impressions. It is indeed the year of the monkey!


  5. Danny this is so poignant and lovely !!

    Not only did you give a flavor of the country but of the children as well. I miss being around and working with kids and loved that part of your film. More power to you Danny!!! Thanks for sharing.


  6. Thank you for this lovely film. I loved seeing what modern day Viet Nam is like. I really felt like I was there. Your work with the children is heartwarming. You gave them an experience they will never forget and may change the course of their lives.


  7. Thanks for reminding me of how wonderful Hanoi is! And the fantastic response from yor students with their art work – must be incredibly satisfying.


  8. Danny! I want to start doing watercolor paintings and I was wondering what kind of sketchbook you typically use… does it have watercolor paper, or do you use just regular sketchbook paper (if that makes any sense..). Trying to find a good sketchbook to buy. Thanks, and I love your artwork!


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