Artists Explore the Power of Paper

After exposing 6th graders to work by artists Laetitia Ky and Asya Kozina that focused on themes of power and social reform, art teacher Caroline Gardner challenged students in her class to create paper sculptures of their own focusing on a topic of their choice.

Working in groups, students learned a range of paper sculpture techniques and collaborated on artfully assembling them to convey their desired message. Their final projects are a feast for the eyes and reflect topics such as COVID, beauty standards, littering, deforestation, water pollution and more.

Check out samples of the student work here.
Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.