Community and Expression
Students in my art classes learn not only how to use new materials and techniques, but also how to work together, how to problem-solve and be creative. They participate in numerous community wellness activities including helping to create care packages for teachers. Students are also taught to apply their learned skills to create art that stems from their own ideas and vision. Bottom left, middle and right are works by advanced students who all won top awards at regional exhibit, including a $120,000 scholarship to Hartford Art School.
Students Amaze the World
In an extraordinary learning experience for students and their teacher (me), our juniors created an interpretive exhibit for the Ellis island National Museum of Immigration which was experienced by more than 2.2 million visitors from around the world.
Students created design installations that reflected their big idea that every immigrant has an individual story.
Intellectual Freedom or Intellectual Censorship?
Students contemplate what it means to have intellectual freedom, and through the study of banned books, what it means to experience censorship. They then created works relying on text from a book of their choice, applying creativity through typography and no additional imagery to express their perspectives. Register for my upcoming talk May 7 at Davis Media Arts Intensive!
What is Revolutionary?
Students investigate what the idea of "revolutionary" means through looking at work by professional artists and then complete a guided inquiry creating posters about their views on the issues they find relevant in today's world. Their work was invited and exhibited at the Visual Art Center of New Jersey.
Boonton Coffee Cup Installation
Students investigate the idea of community through the lens of personal identity and transform the coffee cup into a sculptural work installed in the local coffee shop.