During the 2013-2014 school year, we collaborated with artworxLA and the Los Angeles Public Library on an Odyssey-themed arts education program with at-risk high school students. Students worked with teaching artists in 11-week sessions on co-created projects inspired by the Odyssey, its themes and characters. Students wrote (and performed) poems and plays, choreographed dances, created sculptures and drawings, books, posters, puppets, and even live-action and animated films. Their work was presented at the end of each session in the Mark Taper Auditorium at the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles.
The charcoal animation film on this page was made by students at Boyle Heights Academy working with teaching artist Roderick Smith. For other film and video projects check out our vimeo page by clicking the button below.