Through the Emerging Visions program, Greater Reston Arts Center (GRACE) takes its mission beyond the center walls, creating opportunities for students to engage with contemporary art in their own classrooms. GRACE invites educators and students to engage in an ongoing program that provides art enrichment content to educators. For the 2019-2020 program, this content was based on the exhibition Centroid Towns: Like a Passing Shadow, featuring new work by photographer Nate Larson. Working directly with FCPS Art Educators, GRACE created an educator’s packet with an overarching theme and supporting concepts to integrate into classroom curriculum for each stage of schooling, K–12. Teachers and students were invited to view the exhibition and meet the curator and artist. Students responded to themes by creating their own artworks in a variety of media.

Student artwork, as selected by GRACE staff, is exhibited as part of the Emerging Visions digital exhibition at GRACE. The 2020 Emerging Visions exhibition is presented here in a digital format. Below you will find the Digital Exhibition Booklet with images of student artwork and statements written by participating teachers and students. We also welcome you to view the 2020 Emerging Visions video with messages from GRACE board and staff, FCPS Art Education Specialist Aaron Stratten, and artist Nate Larson.

Emerging Visions: 2020 Digital Exhibition Booklet

Emerging Visions is a free program. Please contact Education and Public Programs Manager Sarah Berenz at sberenz@restonarts.org or 703.471.9242 x 9513 for more information.

     

Left: Nate Larson, Laura’s Silhouette, Waterford, Virgina, 2019, 2019
Right: Rachel Carson Middle School student work

 

     

Left: Nate Larson, Goose Creek Friends Meeting House, Lincoln, Virginia, 2019, 2019
Right: Rachel Carson Middle School student work

 


Resources for Educators

View and download the 2019–2020 Educator Guide HERE

View and download the Classroom Presentation with Images HERE

Emerging Visions Elementary School Lesson Guide 2019-20
Emerging Visions Elementary School Expanded Lesson Plans 2019-20 

Emerging Visions Middle School Lesson Guide 2019-20 
Emerging Visions Middle School Expanded Lesson Plans 2019-20 

Emerging Visions High School Lesson Guide 2019-20
Emerging Visions High School Expanded Lesson Plans 2019-20