third space

A project that temporarily disrupts the school environment and the learning experience through the installation of transformative works of art created by established local artists. 

Arts for Learning’s third space documentary was produced by 12 Star Media.

Arts for Learning partnered with six schools in the Indianapolis metropolitan area over the course of the 2019-2022 school years, interjecting art not only into the physical space but also into the curriculum. At each school, an artwork, created by an established local artist, was on display for one week, and served as provocation for students to discover, uncover, and construct their own meaning. The students, guided by their teachers and Arts for Learning teaching artists, were challenged to see things—from the space in which the artwork is sited to how learning typically occurs in the classroom—in new ways and to reflect and share their individual perspectives; they were be introduced to museum-quality art, causing them to acknowledge the extraordinary and to experience surprise, wonderment, and curiosity.

Participating Schools:

Butler Laboratory School, IPS 60

Center for Inquiry, IPS 84

Edison School of the Arts, IPS 47

Global Preparatory Academy @ Riverside 44

Meredith Nicholson, IPS 96

West Newton Elementary School (Decatur Township)

For more information about bringing third space to your school community, contact Ploi Pagdalian at [email protected]artsforlearningindiana.org

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