This theme emerged from some gentle guiding of students in my after-school art program whose thoughts naturally drifted to food, TV, and home during the idea generating activity. The students made some connections between these things and the idea of feeling relaxed, so I nudged them towards the idea of comfort. Since then, we have had a few conversations around the idea of what is comforting/comfortable vs. what is uncomfortable/discomforting. I have a few mind-maps they worked on and some questions around the theme that I will upload and share later.
We did one activity on Monday- we are working on quick performances (which is completely out of my comfort zone, both in teaching and in general). The image below came about after a discussion on "actions of physical discomfort"- these students don't feel comfortable in confined spaces with others. They don't look so uncomfortable, but I am super excited about the idea of documenting these quick actions with my students.