Case Studies

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!


Digital Collage and Animation

Published: November 30th, 2010

Kentridge and Figure Drawing

Published: November 30th, 2010

Deconstructing Cliché

Published: November 18th, 2010
William Kentridge performing I am not me, the horse is not mine (2008) as part of Performa 09, New York, 2009. Production stills from the film William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible. © Art21, Inc. 2010.

Film As Art and the Role of Collaboration

Published: November 18th, 2010
William Kentridge. Drawing for the film Stereoscope, 1998–99. Charcoal and pastel on paper; 47 1/4 x 63 in. Copyright and courtesy of William Kentridge.

My Body, My Biography - Winter 2010

Published: November 18th, 2010
William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, production still, 2010. © Art21, Inc. 2010.

Play and Performance, Winter 2010

Published: November 10th, 2010

Drawn Animations

Published: November 10th, 2010