Exploring identity through Corita Kent-inspired art

Under the guidance of the upper school Student Diversity Leadership Conference attendees, 8th grade students engaged in an activity about the multiple identities we each possess. Students were led to think about these identities—which receive the most attention in the media, which are overlooked, which they value most, etc.–and share their thoughts with one another to raise their collective awareness of the issues and struggles we have in common.

The 8th grade Studio Art classes then were asked to choose one issue from the presentation which spoke loudest to them and then created graphic, pop-art collages – inspired by the work of ’60’s,’70’s artist-activist, Corita Kent.

-Cathy Van Lancker, visual arts instructor

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