Art and Images for Non-Art classes:
It is Easy for Faculty to Bring Classes to Rosenberg Library to Engage with Art and Images
Do you worry that students bombarded by images in the media are passively consuming culture? Developing visual literacy is essential. Help your students learn to interpret the images that surround them by responding to exhibitions in the CCSF Libraries: Rosenberg, Chinatown/North Beach and John Adams Center Libraries.
A new downloadable handout helps students carefully look at library exhibitions, drawing what they see. Our assessments show that when students have the chance to examine images and art carefully an to read accompanying text, their visual literacy skills increase.
Exhibitions in the library reflect the concerns of the whole City College Community. Clear, accessible text explains the content of each exhibition. Library Exhibition assignments make it easy for instructors to guide students as they practice carefully observing and responding ideas through images.
Faculty can send students on their own (perhaps as extra credit) or accompany students to the Rosenberg Library.
Download these assignments:
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Transcendent Hope
Rosie the Riveter, Icon of Beauty, Brawn and Power
We Have a Voice : Celebrating Youth Artists in SF
Email Librarian Katrina Rahn (email@example.com) or College Success Instructor Amber Straus (firstname.lastname@example.org) to brainstorm how to fit art and images into your curriculum.