Environmentalism: “Can Art Save the World?”
Students will consider the ways art can be used as activism in the context of Environmentalism and National Park Preservation.
East Asian Art Traditions and Bernice Bing
Objective: Students will be exposed to East Asian art traditions through the lens of a contemporary Chinese American artist, Bernice Bing.
1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Primary Source Documents
Objective: Students will explore primary documents, like Chiura Obata’s paintings, to understand the severity of the 1906 SF Earthquake.
Researching Bay Area Arts Organizations
Objective: Students will investigate and research the history of arts organizations and their contributions in the Bay Area.
Carlos Villa: Identity Zine
Create a zine to reflect and critically consider identities and the relationship between identity and context.
Carlos Villa: Worlds in Collision Proposal
Understand the importance of Carlos Villa’s work to prioritize and spotlight artists who are underrepresented.
Objective: Students will consider their unique identities and be introduced to intersectionality using Bernice Bing’s experiences to illustrate the many aspects of identity and oppression.
Shadows for Carlos Villa
Learn about Carlos Villa’s life while watching a multimedia performance.
Political Art and the Japanese Incarceration Experience
Objective : Students will explore Chiura Obata’s artwork as an introduction to political art during the WWII era. They will further consider the experiences of Japanese Americans during incarceration, before creating their own political art.