The U School

Spring 2016
Classroom Teacher: Josh Kleiman 
Teaching-Artist: Beth Pulcinella

Two classes of ninth and tenth grade students at The U School explored the ways artists create conceptual projects that utilize photography. Using the neighborhood around their school as the subject, they took pictures of places and people they found intriguing. Students examined these images to find direction for their projects as well as particular subjects for further investigation. Two themes emerged: “Colors of Our Community” and “Beauty Always Has Its Flaws.” Students made additional photographs exploring those themes; one was selected as the basis for a three-color reduction block print and the other to remain a photograph, both presented here.