Students learn about the history of collage and will discuss the various formats of collages from the art of Russian Constructivists and Dadaists to contemporary artists and designers. Students also take a field trip to The Social and Public Art Resource Center (SPARC) which is an arts center that produces, preserves and conducts educational programs about community based public art works. It was founded in 1976 by artist, activist, and muralist Judy Baca.
The student murals curates the experience of walking through the path of the places on the map, and shows the texture of the experience of walking through at a street level.
Students are challenged to see what kind of argument or narrative they can develop through this “linearesque” audio/visual presentation.
Students will be taught how to use Vuvox, an online application that allows you to cut and collage images, embed video and audio, and create a stand-alone multimedia panoramic experience. Students will be encouraged to apply the graphic elements that they learned and perhaps integrate some of the styles of collage artists and designers.
Check out some of the student murals by clicking on an entry below.