Complaining is something high schoolers excel at. However, making art out of it is a different story! I showed my Art 3 kids this episode of The Art Assignment and had them use the theme of complaining in their own work. Complaints ranged from serious to small but they were all personal and students did an excellent job with the hard part - figuring out how to visually communicate complex ideas.
I'm an high school art teacher who's really interested in student choice and creating opportunities for self expression. I'm also a writer for The Art of Education and co-author of The Open Art Room.