On June 13, 2023, Mr. Omar and Ms. Wang took the students of in the portfolio class to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for a well-rounded art educational encounter. Students studied artworks created in various art periods and assorted mediums. They looked at site specific work, installation art, traditional work, 3-dimensional work, and even art and technology. Learners sketched and took notes on significant artist to get an eclectic encounters of art movements. In order to provide students with a thought-provoking art class, Mr. Omar provide them with more engaging art resources and a new educational experience outside the classroom, as well as, to encourage students to have extensive discussions with peers and the overall group. This day was focused on helping students understand the contextualization of art deeper through careful discussions.
Museums are important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding. Through cooperation and careful curation, there is a unique connectiveness among people that this museum experience brings to visitors. We would like our student body to explore in a rich and educational environment with the instructor helping students engage with the art community and understand their own works relevance. Bringing students to museums opened them up to different ideologies and perspectives as they can see how to bring this into their portfolios and help identify areas that are significant to carry on discussions and an awareness to histories building critical and creative thinking skills. This is integral and key to their future success.
Leading students to visit the Museum of Art is a long-standing tradition and activity. The intention here is to also introduce them to a good habit and to have them frequent art locals and provide students with a new artistic resource. For students, this is an unforgettable immersive learning practice, this is a valuable opportunity: to connect, understand, explore perception, create dialogue and innovative thinking opportunities. Through a new stimulus amplifying their imagination, they understand cultural disparities and social exchanges to then in turn engage the world in visual arts. Students learn and discuss as a group to understand their relevance and role as artists with their own art practice.