WHAT IS “VISION” AND HOW DO I MAKE ART ABOUT IT?
This year’s Visionarios theme asks that students respond to the prompt “What’s Your Vision?” Your vision is the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. Having a vision focuses on tomorrow, provides one with a sense of purpose and possible new direction. In a time of uncertainty and world-changing events, we want to know what your students envision for the future, either personally, for their community or nationally/globally.
The subject matter of the artwork and accompanying essay should reflect or define the student’s vision.
SUGGESTED INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Please see the list of prompts and links below to spark ideas for student work:
- Many issues face us as individuals, as a community, as a nation, and worldwide. What do see happening in regards to the pandemic, global warming, the overuse of plastic and nonbiodegradable materials polluting the earth or gun control/school shootings? What would you like to see happen with these issues in the future? What can you do yourself to address these issues and how does this affect the problem in 10 years? 20? 100?
- Because we are still dealing with Covid-19, many of us still haven’t resumed “normal” activities. Do family gatherings and special occasions look different in your vision of the future?
- The past two years have especially shown us the importance of diversity, acceptance, and respect. In your world vision, what does this look like?
- We were (and still are) urged to wear masks to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Do you think people will continue to wear masks to prevent the spread of viruses and diseases in the future?
- Travel continues to be affected by the pandemic. How do you envision we will use transportation in the near future? In the far future?