The U School

Fall 2017
Classroom Teacher: Josh Kleiman
Teaching-Artist: Marilyn Rodriguez

Students at The U School conducted an investigation of portraiture, their histories and their intentions through the use of data in art and design. They conducted self-analyses of their daily activities, such as talking to loved ones, singing, texting or viewing social media apps. They discussed iconography and designed symbols that represented each activity, which were then incorporated into larger designs. Those designs were scanned and transferred onto t-shirts. Additionally, students learned to document their art using digital cameras.