In late April we are taking arount 350 high school art students from Pioneer
High in Ann Arbor Michigan to visit the Heidelberg Project by Tyree Guyton in
Detroit. Mr. Guyton used found objects to create an outdoor sculpture
throughout a neighborhood to call attention to the blight in Detroit. He has
indeed gotten a lot of attention--some of it not so friendly from
unappreciating neighbors--but most of it positive and it seems that he has
reached his goal.
I am planning a lesson around this field trip and would like your feedback
and/or ideas. I have a sort of political 30 minute video about the artist and
the project that I am going to show the intro to art students. I would like
their project to use found objects and to deal with a social issue in a
positive way. I then plan to use an idea from Dan Fiori in the April School
Arts which was to make a 3-D room about 6 inches square for the students to
use symbolism to express their issue.
I would also be interested in hearing from anyone who has been to the project
and/or has done a lesson around it. Thanks!