Project Description

ARISE Visual Art Program

The 9th grade and Senior Institute Visual Arts Multicultural Program explores the elements and principles of art while providing individual choices to foster creative problems solving and multicultural perspectives.  The goals are to instruct students in art production, aesthetics, art criticism and art history; introduce printmaking into the curriculum; do more graphic work with better quality materials; frame the course with a social justice lens so that students can critique how the arts have helped fight oppression and how they have aided it; foster artistic behavior by promoting creative problem solving and self-sufficiency; and use the arts as a healing tool for young people with trauma.

During the course, students created 2D and 3D finished pieces while exploring media, techniques, and approaches to art-making.

With funding from Oakland Fund for the Arts (AOK), the ARISE art program was able to purchase much-needed art supplies to help the program grow.