Students will examine Jeffrey Gibson’s parfleche (pronounced “par-flesh”)-inspired artwork Freedom, and explore how it might express his identity. Students will learn about the art concepts of geometric shape, color, and scale by creating their own artwork using materials of their choice to express something about their own identity.
Students will work collaboratively to research and respond to the use of symbols in the Eyedazzler Blanket/Rug and what those symbols can tell us about the history of the people and the artist who created it.
Students will use an animal of their choosing and imagine that animal moving around and through Hubert Candelario‘s Jar. They will write about (or share orally) the animal’s experiences and use their ideas to design a “jar with holes,” which they will build for their animal.