While I introduce art with cultural connections, there is always one big project that we talk about the different cultures at our school, and I show a lot of work from artists of different backgrounds. Some students are very touched seeing work from contemporary artists expressing their cultural perspectives. I don't force students to express their particular culture if they are attracted to another one we have discussed. It is interesting to see who picks what. This is usually a project I can get students to spend a lot of time working.
2D Sugar skull
3D Sugar skull
This student's background is Puerto Rican and Italian.
This student was Mexican and wanted to make a falcon.
Ojibway Medicine Wheel
Australian Aboriginal Dot painting
Anishinaabe, Turtle Clan
Vessel with Celtic Design