Great Art Lessons for the Creative Soul
We hope you're experiencing a safe, fun and relaxing summer. Recently there has been some attention surrounding H.R. 2116 or the Crown Act. In fact on July 3, 2022, some organizations cited and celebrated the day as National Crown Day.
In the Black community, hair is one of the most significant ways we visually express our heritage, personalities, spiritually and style. Visiting the beauty/barber shop for us is more than just enjoying the service of a professional stylist; it's a time of bonding and sharing with other members in our community.
Hair adornment is an interesting cross-curricular subject and cool way to explore the elements/principles of design. Read further to discover some colorful resources you can use to develop some wonderful art lessons and activities.
The animated features below tell heart-warming stories centered around coily textured hair. In addition to discussing the basic meaning of the story, young artists can compare the styles of the animations and create a simple flipbook animation featuring hair.
Inspired by Alma Thomas’ Untitled Abstract paintings, this lesson is a way great to help young artists develop fine motor skills. While this lesson was designed for young artists in primary grades, it can be tailored to use with older artists. Visit www.artforthecreativesoul.com to find more art lessons, resources and tips.
This Resource Includes:
· Lesson Prep/Tips
· Rainbow Shapes Collage Art Lesson (with step-by-step photos)
Celebrate great women artists with our Alma Thomas Portrait Art Print by Alicia L. McDaniel. You can print this PDF formatted portrait art on your personal printer or take it to a print shop to print a different size. Explore our website to find more art education resources featuring Alma Thomas.
This Art Resource Includes:
· Artist Biographical Info
· Alma Thomas Portrait Art Print (Total Print Size, including border, is 8.5” x 11”)
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