A Collaborative Journey: The Museum as an Art Classroom

“The Norton partnership gives our students an opportunity to learn from curators and artists outside the classroom, exposing students to new ways of thinking and making… Our students are so fortunate to have these varied experiences to draw upon while creating their own artwork and the opportunity to become part of the museum community as both patrons and exhibiting artists.” 

-Sarah Knudtson, Art Teacher, Jupiter Community High School

In this virtual exhibition, A Collaborative Journey: The Museum as an Art Classroom, fifty high-school students from Forest Hill Community High School and Jupiter Community High School created artwork based on multiple visits to the Norton. Through tours and discussions, students used the Museum as inspiration to reflect upon themes in art through diverse subject matter and a variety of media.

These special experiences included practicing how to “read” a work of art with Glenn Tomlinson, William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education, and conversations about historical and contemporary photography with Tim B. Wride, William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography. Students had the unique opportunity to meet with artists featured in the Norton’s 2020 Rudin Prize for Emerging Photographers exhibition; and as aspiring artists themselves, were able to discuss the art making process and learn from these innovative working artists from all over the world.

The students’ artwork in this virtual gallery reflects art they studied during visits to the Norton. Some students chose to connect their artwork to the permanent collection while others were inspired by special exhibitions such as The Body Says I am a Fiesta: The Figure in Latin American Art and Where? A Brief History of Photography Through Landscape. Their artworks explore many aspects of personal identity and reflect individual realities.

The Norton Museum of Art congratulates all the students who participated, and thanks Jupiter High School Assistant Principal Amber Saunders, and art teachers Sarah Knudtson and Stephen Germana, as well as Forest Hill High School Assistant Principal Mary Wilson and art teachers Kim Pirisino and Malissa Reese for their dedication to student success through the arts.

  • Forest Hill Community High School

  • Katelyn Adair
    Grade 11
    Sirena
    Acrylic on canvas

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  • Wagner Agustin
    Grade 12
    The Final Stop
    Acrylic on canvas

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  • Juan Andrade
    Grade 12
    La Trompeta
    Acrylic paint

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  • Kenya Banks
    Grade 12
    Skin and Bones
    Chalk pastel on paper

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  • Xane Bradburn
    Grade 12
    The Sixth Angel
    Mixed media

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  • Damian Cardenas
    Grade 12
    Melting Factory
    Mixed media

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  • Emily Casales
    Grade 10
    What about pain?
    Watercolor

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  • Mary Diaz
    Grade 11
    Existential High
    Acrylic on canvas

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  • Emma England
    Grade 11
    The White Room
    Pencil on paper

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  • Stephanie Garcia Panclas
    Grade 11
    She’s Just a Phase
    Acrylic on canvas

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  • Alejandro Gonzalez
    Grade 11
    Euphoria 
    Acrylic on canvas

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  • Deborah Hernandez
    Grade 12
    Golden Poppy Hills
    Acrylic on canvas

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  • Janel Koh
    Grade 12
    To My Best Friend
    Mixed media

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  • Lauren Miller
    Grade 12
    Stars Make Me Wonder Where You Are
    Mixed media

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  • Juan Munoz
    Grade 11
    Untitled 
    Acrylic on canvas

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  • Brigette Raudales
    Grade 11
    Paradise
    Mixed media

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  • Grace Reyes
    Grade 11
    Acrylic on canvas 
    Hungry Benny and Comrades

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  • Jade Robledo
    Grade 11
    Gold Stars
    Mixed media on paper

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  • Ian Rouille
    Grade 12
    The Sacred Mother with her Child
    Mixed media

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  • Berelin Rueda
    Grade 12
    New Beginnings
    Acrylic on canvas

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  • Jillian Ruth
    Grade 11
    Raccoon Road
    Mixed media on canvas

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  • Aaron Stoddard
    Grade 12
    Overtaken Tranquility 
    Mixed media

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  • Laura Valdes
    Grade 11
    Cut Your Hair
    Mixed media on canvas

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  • Briana Valenzuela
    Grade 12
    Kore
    Mixed media

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  • Christine Zelaya
    Grade 11
    Yes
    Mixed media on paper

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  • Jupiter Community High School

  • Lilly Bermudez
    Grade 9
    Nighttime Sky 
    Photography

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  • Mia Damiano
    Grade 12
    Obscured Virility
    Photography

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  • Ashley Donald
    Grade 12
    Clown
    Photography

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  • Kaysa Flemk-Joli
    Grade 11
    Untitled 
    Mix media

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  • Carly Green
    Grade 11
    Untitled 
    Photography

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  • Jennie Hernandez Saenz
    Grade 11
    Untitled 
    Photography

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  • Sophie Kiembock
    Grade 12
    Houses on a Hill
    Digital photography and embroidery

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  • Renee Klemm
    Grade 11
    Red Devil
    Photography

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  • Jayme Lopez
    Grade 12
    Untitled
    Digital photography

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  • Tayleigh Lucas
    Grade 11
    Untitled
    Darkroom photography

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  • Megan McCully
    Grade 11
    Pupils
    Digital photography

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  • Noah Mildner
    Grade 11
    Untitled 
    Photography

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  • Kendall Mine
    Grade 11
    Junctionz
    Photography

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  • Alexa Molback
    Grade 11
    Untitled
    Film photography

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  • Lauren Murphy
    Grade 12
    Lilac Feilds
    Photography

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  • Jesi Nolf
    Grade 10
    Untitled 
    Photography

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  • Avryl Oviedo-Gonzalez
    Grade 10
    Untitled 
    Photography

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  • Megan Palmieri
    Grade 11
    Two Faced
    Digital photography

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  • Kayli Richter
    Grade 10
    The Lamentation of Christ Following the Act of Peter Cutting Off a Man’s Ear
    Mixed media photography

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  • Genevieve Rustchak  
    Grade 12
    udstødt
    Photography

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  • Aliya Sickels
    Grade 12
    Linked
    Photography

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  • Erynn Simpson
    Grade 9
    Frozen in Time 
    Digital photography

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  • Olivia Tracy
    Grade 9
    Family tree
    Digital photography

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  • Eleanor Willis
    Grade 9
    All I Hold Sacred and Not So Sacred
    Mixed media

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This program was made possible by the generosity of the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation Arts & Culture Fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties.