The Studio in a School Association is pleased to present Young Visions 2021, an annual exhibition celebrating the extraordinary artistic achievements of students participating in our visual art programs. Working with Studio Artist Instructors who teach them to look with artists’ eyes, our students observe, imagine, and interpret the people, places, and things that make up their lives.
Young Visions 2021 takes the form of a digital catalogue. Through these works of art, we see the development of skills and capacities and the artistic choices the students made, whether they worked individually or collaboratively.
The images collected here reflect how our programs adapted to meet the needs of our students; they highlight innovation and celebrate silver linings.
The 2021 school year was like no other. As our school partners transitioned from in-person to remote learning models, Studio was right there beside them, adapting, innovating, and reimagining how we teach art. Studio Artist Instructors prepared video-recorded lessons and step-by-step handouts for children to explore independently; they beamed into students’ homes and classrooms for live-streamed lessons; and when circumstances allowed, they taught in person.
Thanks to the many parents, caretakers, and classroom teachers who generously provided us with images, we see more than just the artworks; we see the proud faces of children holding up their art, children sharing their artworks over Zoom, and glimpses of children engrossed in the creative process.
We are immensely grateful to our Studio Artist Instructors for their hard work and dedication during a singularly challenging year, and we are very proud of all that our students achieved. We hope this exhibition will bring joy to everyone who sees it.