TEACHING  GARDEN

As a Beam Center instructor, in collaboration with teachers and staff at Andreas Hudde (I.S.240) in Brooklyn, we envisioned and facilitated the making of an outdoors classroom–garden for students of each grade level to design and build structures for. The students are asked to reflect on their personal growth and learning, using gardening as a metaphor for cultivating the world they want to live in. Their reflections in quotes, writings, drawings, paintings, sculptures, and adaptations dress the structures, turning the garden into a sculptural-classroom-garden. Fall 2017 - Spring 2018.

Ye Qin Zhu  ©  2020