African American Art & Artists

Online BLACK AMERICAN ARTISTS

Learn about artists who use dreams, inner visions, imaginations, and even music as their motivation for art making.  The artists, from the Deep South of the United States have taught themselves to sculpt, paint, or draw through the sheer desire and need to create with whatever is nearby.  Paintings and sculptures using scrap wood, old binder paper, sand, bubblegum, and more will open your eyes to what’s around you.  Exercise creativity, self-expression, and imagination with these options:


Option 1:  Illustrate your own inner visions using chalk pastels on paper

 

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Option 2:  Create something from items in YOUR environment. Using recyclable items found at home, office, school, outdoors, and wherever, make something new from old in the real sense. Tap into your imagination and exercise your building and engineering skills at the same time.

 

Best for ages 5 years +
60-90 minutes 

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

Internet connection

Option 1: Oil or chalk pastels and construction paper (or watercolors and watercolor paper)

 

Option 2: Recyclables, containers, cartons, toilet paper tubes, egg cartons, masking and packing tape, etc.

 

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