It is a pleasure to offer art as an elective to this year’s 7th and 8th graders. The first objective of this year’s class was to build stronger classroom community and relationships. To accomplish this, students were encouraged to consider aspects of their personal identities which they were then able to share with the class through their work.
Each student created cutouts of their names which had to be made three-dimensional. Additionally, each letter (and the base) had to incorporate some part of the student’s identities through color, symbols, pictures, or patterns.