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Global Awareness Through Art

Upper School

Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Arts

Credits: .5

Visual Arts courses are offered at several different levels. Students with a passion for a particular field may register for the same course over multiple semesters.

The arts have served historically to raise awareness about social justice issues, not just in modern times, but all throughout history. Images can be very powerful to the point of feeding into a certain status quo. Students will look at art in the context of social criticism and the call to social justice, and will examine art and social justice movements around the globe, shifting the gaze to generate change. Students will create artworks that express activism about issues they are concerned about and would like to draw attention to in the 21st century.