Artistic Activism at the NYC iSchool Favorite 



Nov 12 2013


New York, NY

Students at the NYC iSchool, a high school in Manhattan, worked for 9 weeks to create works of activist art with art teacher Gretel Smith. We were lucky enough to have Stephen Duncomb and Steve Lambert from the Center for Artistic Activism come to our class to teach a lesson inspiring students to think like activists; they came back later to critique students’ works-in-progress. Students chose issues about which they felt strongly, including environmental concerns, gay civil rights, American imperialism, and many others. After researching their chosen topics, students planned and created art works designed to engage the audience and get them thinking about the issues in new ways. Many of their pieces involved audience interaction. The class culminated in a school exhibit of finished works. Check out some of our projects at

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