It’s one of the largest art competitions/displays in the country and it’s on the list of field trips for Otsego students. For several years now, Otsego’s art teachers have been taking all 5th graders and middle and high school art students on a field trip to ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. Students get a few hours to take in as many exhibits and venues as they can fit in. With a global art contest so close, they felt it was a great opportunity for students to get a glimpse of the vast art world and also learn about the key components of art criticism.
Along with seeing different types of art, students also get to meet many of the artists, ask them questions and get autographs. Upon their return, the students all discuss their favorite pieces and the eventual winners.