Light and Shadow
This 5th grade residency took students through a fantastic array of experiences merging art with the study of light and its behavior. First, they played with "light writing:" creating images of words using flashlights and long camera exposures in a darkened room. They also made shadow luminaria and built a shadow cityscape out of recycled materials. The culminating experience-- building a shadow sculpture from found branches-- required this class to collaborate closely, really building their 21st century skills.