Classroom Teacher: Joy Waldinger
Teaching-Artist: Sheila Master
Two classes at Olney Charter High School used memory as the inspiration for their artistic explorations. Students created visual “Maps of Importance,” which required them to recall moments of their lives that had impacted them significantly. They learned about artists who use symbolism to represent abstract ideas and began to translate their own ideas in similar ways. Students created collagraphs that represented the memory of a specific sound. They explored emotional dichotomies that they conceptualized, drew and used as light resists in order to learn the cyanotype process. Students also produced editions of three monotypes that each depicted a different version of themselves. Lastly, a photo booth activity inspired by Rafael Soldi’s series, “Imagined Futures,” was a favorite!