Oak Hills High School News

Girl Rising: OHHS artwork featured

Posted on: December 1, 2017
Student artwork silhouette of girl and flowers

Girl Rising recently selected OHHS Art and Design teacher Jamie Schorsch's and drawing and printmaking students to be featured on their new website's Educators Portal. The new site includes case studies and snapshots that highlight the work that students and teachers are doing through Girl Rising.

From their website: "Girl Rising is reaching classrooms and communities around the world thanks to the passion and creativity of educators. Read on to hear directly from teachers, explore their lesson plans, and get to know the Girl Rising tools they have used and adapted in greater detail".

Drawing and printmaking students worked to create a narrative image based upon one of the story vignettes that they selected from Girl Rising. The approach to the rendering style of the project was inspired by contemporary artist Kara Walker. Students studied the approaches taken by Walker in addressing issues of race, sexuality, and gender through her silhouetted forms.

The students went through an extensive planning process involving the deconstruction of concepts addressed by the stories of the girls in Girl Rising into symbolic elements that translated the essence of their journey into a single frame, or image. The compositions the students created demonstrate the unification of their notes and sketches taken during the viewing of Girl Rising, research related to the girls’ stories and preliminary project planning.

Check out the full feature and student artworks on the Girl Rising website at https://www.girlrising.com/educator-snapshots/jamie-schorsch