MISSION MONDAY: Inquiry-Based Art Discussion

MISSION MONDAY: Inquiry-Based Art Discussion photo

Welcome to Mission Monday, a series of posts highlighting the ways North Salem students embrace the district mission of engaging in continual improvement, including questioning, defining and solving problems through critical and creative thinking. To learn more about the North Salem Mission, please click here.

High school Advanced Placement art students worked closely with seventh-graders as part of a collaborative effort and inquiry-based discussion.

The high school students introduced their middle school counterparts to pieces from artists Arman and Nick Cave, both of whom use found objects to comment on or to “object” to social issues in their Object Out Loud exhibition. Their work was on display at the Katonah Museum of Art from Oct. 15, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018.

After the AP art students viewed the work in person, they facilitated a dialogue with the younger students and introduced them to an activity in which the seventh-graders developed their own mixed media wearable works of art that reflected an aspect of their own identities.