The class party: AP Art History students have party based off of Chicago’s ‘The Dinner Party’


Elizabeth Rickert

This food is based on The Son of Man by Rene Magritte. It was created for the AP Art History project. The food is made from cinnamon rolls, cheese, chocolate cookies, an apple, a fruit roll-ups, basil leaves, and white cookies.

AP Art History has used their time after the AP exam to complete a project based upon Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Table. Each student created a place mat, a plate, and an art piece out of food.

“I’m not very artistic but it was a lot of fun. I did Jasper Johns The Target. It was nice because there was no real pressure to create a beautiful piece,” junior Leila Kazemi said.

This was an in class project spanning several days. This made it a relaxing educational way to finish the year.

“I started this project many years ago for the purpose of having an educational time after the exam. It’s hard to motivate kids to do much afterwards so this was the perfect solution,” Art History teacher, Mrs. Kathy Ferguson said.

Pieces ranging from Monet’s water lilies to modern Orphism were created. The class threw a party where their food, place mates, and plates were featured. They were joined by three of the principals and another art class.

Judy Chicago's, The Dinner Party.
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Judy Chicago’s, The Dinner Party.