Georgy Agapov, School 6 Principal
Nina Biryukova, Biology
Svetlana Vishnevskaya, English
This School Program is the result of a yearlong 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 Museums 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 Museum 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. The students of School 6 created a digital video piece containing samples of all of their artworks. The video combines animation, and Photoshop software.