watercolor, colored pencil, ink; 11×14”
“My art piece is about The Right to Education and specifically the high fees schools make people pay. It relates to Article 26 of Human Rights, Right to Education. Kids who cannot pay the school fees are usually in poverty. In my piece an upset teacher portrays schools upset with kids who can’t pay their fees.”
ARTIST BIO: Braden Simon is a Grade 11 student at Butler Tech School of Art (SOA).
PROJECT: After learning about human rights in Mrs. Valerie Folz’ Government classes at Butler Tech School of the Arts, 45 high school students chose a human rights issue they wanted to research. Then in Mrs. Mary Catherine Ruby’s Visual Art + Design classes they visually communicated their voice through their art using symbolic imagery to represent the human rights issue they had selected.