We never end up doing the things that we expect to.
From July 16th – 20th I will be a part of a team running a summer art camp entitled Footsoldiers: Change Makers Then & Now. This camp focuses on the Footsoldiers of the Civil Rights Movement; those individuals who sacrificed their reputation, energy, finances, and lives for the Movement, but aren’t widely known. When the students get to the camp, they’ll choose a “Case File” on an individual who was involved in the Civil Rights Movement in Tallahassee. This file will have a couple of artifacts from the individual, a short bio, and some guided research questions. As they gather information, they’ll start to think about what kind of art they want to make to respond to this information (paintings, videos, sculptures, collages, mosaics, etc.). And then, they make that art.
Sounds cool, right? Yes, that’s what…
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