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Penn State Saturday Art School Program

The Penn State Saturday Art School Program is an eight week art camp for K-12 students. The lessons are planned and taught by art education students in their penultimate semester in the program. Each class explores different art making practices following an overarching theme

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6-12 Saturday Art School: Discovering Community


Community is a part of the human experience that shapes us and allows us to grow. Community exists in many different ways. By evaluating and understanding where and how we exist in these communities, this unit will allow students to begin to understand the role they play in their communities, and how they can affect change and demonstrate inclusiveness through art making. As young adults, and the next generation of decision makers, students will begin to unpack what community means to them.

Lesson 1:

Defining Community

Lesson 2:

Classroom Community

Lesson 3:

Community Murals

Lesson 4:

Community Quilt

Lesson 5:

Utopian Community

Lesson 6:


Lesson 7:

Social Justice Cartoons

Lesson 8:

Leaving an Impression on Your Community

Examples of "Discovering Community" Student Work

Click the link below to check out the full exhibition!

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Final Saturday School Documentation and Lesson Plans

Julia Edelmann

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