From the Artists - Working Classroom High School Students:
Working with images they felt reflected their interests, this room transformed into a collage of misfit puzzle pieces. The spontaneity brought raw interpretations of land, identity, escapism, thought, and emotion. This room represented the limitlessness of creativity to the students.
About Working Classroom:
In 2019, Nativo partnered with Albuquerque’s Working Classroom’s students from the Native American Community Academy and instructors to create collaborative middle and high school artist rooms. Working Classroom cultivates the artistic, civic, and academic minds of youth through in-depth arts projects with contemporary artists to amplify historically ignored voices, resist systemic injustices, and imagine a more equitable society. They value the strong, fresh and unique voices that youth bring to art and social justice movements. Training young artists from underrepresent-ed communities contributes to a more complete and nuanced understanding of our world. Art has the power to heal and disrupt isolation and systems of oppression. 2019 Instructors: High School Marina Eskeets.