Project Description

Chain Link Gallery

In partnership with Oakland’s Rock Paper Scissors Collective (RPSC), Emerson Elementary students created art installations that transformed the school. What were long blocks of bare chain-link fences became a gallery for student work. The goal was to give each student a feeling of ownership of their school while teaching them hands-on painting skills. When students saw their art given a permanent place in the school, that transformed their relationship with Emerson Elementary.