Extended School Partnership (Esp) Showcase: Kearny High School

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Extended School Partnership (Esp) Showcase: Kearny High School
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Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego says
Through the Museum’s Extended School Partnership (ESP) program, Kearny High School students in Digital Media Design explored works in the exhibitions James Drake: Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash) and Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting.

The students created unique artworks that express how technology has influenced the development of identity on an individual and global scale.

After visiting the Museum, students were inspired to work individually and in groups to create different artworks including ROVs (remote operated vehicles), research articles, visual journals, animations, and documentaries. Students expressed how they thought when they are put into a group and how each group member had their own unique way of thinking and working with others. Students shared their thoughts about technology’s impact on our identities and on society at large in their visual journals and research articles. Overall their artworks present ideas that range from the positive effects of technology on humans to it ultimately bringing us to our own demise.

Through this project, students were able to develop innovation, creativity, critical thinking, design, and production skills. They honed their innovation skills when finding objects that could make their ROVs perform underwater tasks. Students became more creative in expressing their thoughts through their art by using different techniques and materials to make their artworks more alive and vivid. While conducting research for the articles, students used critical thinking and employed databases to research their topic at a college level, and used design skills to create a layout for their article that would catch the reader’s attention. Finally, students learned production skills through planning, producing, and finalizing their documentaries and animations.

Join the Kearny High School students in the Berglund Room and Woods Terrace to celebrate their work. This event is held during Free Third Thursday and is free to attend.
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By: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

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