Classroom Teacher: Liz Riggio
Teaching-Artist: Zeke Jenei
Seniors at Tacony Academy Charter High School used their goals and aspirations as inspiration for linoleum block prints. The entire class worked on a collaborative mandala that included overlapping symbols, suggesting what they hoped to achieve in the future. The students also photographed each other, separated the images into four layers of color (cyan, magenta, yellow and black), which then were layered together to recreate the image. Finally, each student carved a mark-making tool and used it to hand-stamp each layer of color, which, when combined, created a group self-portrait of the students at critical moments in their lives.