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Seminar 10 Students Take on Social Issues with Art

Students in Laura Shaffner’s Seminar 10 Class had an opportunity to flex their creative muscles recently, as they expressed their feelings on various social issues through art. In this self-directed activity, Mrs. Shaffner encouraged the students to research topics they felt are important social issues of our time, and then create a poster expressing their points of view.
The idea of art activism is not new, and the students studied activist-artists such as the human rights activist and photographer Platon, who photographs influencers around the world, and Banksy, the artist who famously shredded his own artwork just after it sold at auction for more than $1 million in October 2018.
 
The issues that Mrs. Shaffner’s students took on in their own art ranged from social media use to climate change to deportations. You can see all of their artwork on Flickr: 
Seminar 10 Art Activism Project
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