youTHink Lessons are not lectures but workshops that actively challenge youth to become much more than just students.
Component #1: Art Discussion
Students become ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS as they view, analyze and discuss social commentary art, such as the piece, seen here. Youth share what they think about the issues reflected both in the art and in their own lives.
Sample youTHink Art and Discussion Questions
"Corporate Ladder" by Ed Massey
“What do you see? What do you notice?”
“How do these figures relate to each other?”
“Is this an accurate depiction of how society and the corporate world looks today? Why or why not?”
Component #2: Art Planning/Art-Making Students become ARTISTS, as they select social issues they are concerned about, and create their own works of social commentary art that reflect their views on those issues.
Component #3: Project Share-Out Students become TEACHERS, as they present their works of social commentary art and think about how they, as individuals, can becomes agents of change.
Component #4: Writing to Make a Difference Students become AGENTS of CHANGE, as they write their legislators, sharing their views about pending legislation that relates to issues raised by their art projects.