As we come to the end of February, we are reminded of all of the amazing contributions made by African-Americans to the United States. Here at www.artforthecreativesoul.com we are fortunate to celebrate the contributions made by African-American artists all year long. Beauford Delaney is one of the artists that we celebrate. By clicking on the picture on the left, you can learn more about an art history crossword activity that was created to introduce secondary students to him and his work. Take a look at the picture below. The picture on the left is by Beauford Delaney and is entitled The Exchange. The picture on the right has 6 differences. Can you spot all of the changes?
A wonderful way to highlight African-American artists in your classroom is to engage students in a fun yet informative activity. Our new resource entitled "Great African-American Artists Memory Game" will allow students to learn important facts about prominent African-American artists while having fun. The set includes 26 different artists from around the United States who played a major role in the development of visual arts during the 20th century. Much like the old game Concentration, players take turns turning over the cards in order to find matching pairs. While there are three different ways to play the game, teachers can also use the cards as inspiration for a variety of art history lessons. Click on the art resource lessons to find more creative lesson ideas for the month of February. How are you celebrating the accomplishments of great African-Americans in your classroom?
We are excited about African-American history month. Our website is dedicated to bringing you affordably high quality art education resources that feature prominent African-American artists. Make sure to explore our website to experience new art lessons and inspiration.
Alma Thomas is one of the artists that is being featured on our website. She was an excellent educator and abstract artist. The painting shown below is entitled "The Eclipse" and is on display at the Smithsonian Museum. Click on the free resources link to download a free art lesson inspired by her work. We would love to hear the ways that you are celebrating African-American history in your classroom. Share them by commenting below.
Alicia L. McDaniel
Alicia L. McDaniel is the author and creator of Great Art Lessons for the Creative Soul. She is also an educator, professional artist, and lover of the arts.
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