Dear Division 16,
I’m super excited to be starting our final project of the year – our Visual Arts project. As always, we like to expand our thinking around a topic and connect with it in many ways. Today we had an excellent guest speaker who connected us to making meaning from art and art as a therapy.
Another role that art can take on in the world is helping to support messages. Last week we watched short videos created by high school youth and you all reflected on the use of video and youth voice as a way to make change.
Today, please read this article about Seaquam students in Delta to support the Syrian Refugees. This is an opinion column, so is subjective and intended to represent a particular point of view, but through our discussions during Student Vote, I know that Canada’s role in accepting refugees is an important issue for many of you.
Once you have read the article, please answer the following question:
Think back to the videos we watched last week with messages against homophobia and transphobia, and how effective you felt the videos were in getting a message across. You can find the videos here.
Think about the ways that visual art such as paintings are similar or different to video in expressing a message. Name or describe at least two differences or similarities and explain how you think video and paintings might affect their audiences.
I look forward to your responses!