Collecting: School 133 in Samara, Russia

During the school visit, students and Warhol staff created this image collaboratively by photographing clothing textures. The swatches of pattern, symbol and color create a subtle portrait of youth identity


Natalia P. Grigorieva, Tatiana M. Yampolskaya and Zhanna N. Polyakova, English 
Natalia V. Osnovina, Graphic Arts


This school program is the result of a year-long education program beginning in 2005 with discussions amongst the Andy Warhol Museum, Alcoa Foundation, Alcoa Russia and local education representatives in both Samara and Belaya Kalitva. An outline of an education program was developed that focused on using the Museum's new online curriculum as a resource and working with a small number of local schools and teachers to enable deep engagement, as well as on providing these schools with needed technology resources. Subsequently, Warhol staff traveled to Samara and Belaya Kalitva to conduct teacher workshops demonstrating the online curriculum and various technologies and artistic practices. They also visited the schools involved and held student master classes for select students.

Teachers and a group of students from each of the thirteen participating schools worked together to create projects inspired by Warhol's art, life and practice. Each school received the gift of a computer, Internet access and other equipment.

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Student photograph of family collection of pins
Student Collecting Projects