With the recent release of William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, Art21 wanted to find out how educators have explored Kentridge’s work and working methods in the classroom. We solicited narratives from teachers who have developed interdisciplinary, multimedia curricula inspired by Kentridge’s recent traveling retrospective exhibition Five Themes, as well as the Art21 film. We present these stories here to initiate a conversation about how teachers might integrate the art of Kentridge in their own classrooms.
Each narrative was written by a teacher. In some cases, the projects described have already completed. In other instances, teachers are currently using the William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible film to develop a new unit. As educators continue to implement their lessons, they are updating us about what happens in the classroom.
We encourage you to be part of the conversation by contributing your own anecdotes and comments below!