Classroom Teacher: Linda Heeg
Teaching-Artist: Grimaldi Baez
Inspired by the exhibitions By the Book Vol. 2: New Photography Publications and Collaborative Histories: Dieu Donné, two classes from the School of the Future investigated photography and papermaking. They engaged in storytelling workshops that began with discussions and creative writing prompts that in turn informed their artmaking. They took photographs during their everyday activities and then developed interactive story panels that reinforced their oral storytelling skills. Students collected natural materials outdoors and used them to make paper. They incorporated their photographs and writings onto the paper they made. For the final project, the individual sheets of paper were combined to create a collaborative installation exploring the modularity which was displayed in one of the school’s common areas.