Every quarter we change the theme of our classes and we're kicking off this school year with the theme Metropolis! This theme is used to ground art projects and other enrichment courses in our After School and Saturday Art Programs.
Metropolis comes from the Greek Words mḗtēr (mother) and pólis (city) and used to mean birth place. Now we use the word more generally. Metropolis has very imaginative and futuristic connotations in cinema, literature, and art.
We're glad to share the history and meaning of the concept with our students and to see how they expand and redefine it!