The Sackler Center for Arts Education at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum held an after-school program designed for high school students with the goal of developing art and technology-based skills in response to contemporary art. The program was led by acclaimed new-media artist Yael Kanarek, with assistance from Rosanna Flouty, Coordinator for New Media.
After exploring the exhibition James Rosenquist: A Retrospective, on view at the Guggenheim through January 25, 2004, students experimented with several software animation programs to create their own on-line digital collages. The group discussed and investigated connections between Rosenquist's works from the 1970s to the present, as well as media literacy, history, and popular culture.
Using Rosenquist's large-scale paintings and the icons and images integral to his work as a point of departure, students created their artworks using Fireworks MX and Dreamweaver MX. The five-session course culminated with a public presentation of their projects in the Sackler Center on November 19th, 2003.