November 14, 2013

Art Lesson - Collage inspired by Alma Thomas

Alma Thomas was an African American Expressionist painter from the Washington Color School.  Her brightly colored daubs of oil paint really appealed to the kids.  We discussed the emotional effect of her work and spoke about the colors of the rainbow and how each color   makes you feel.  Starting at the center with a red circle, the kids followed the rainbow to the edges of the page.  We also spoke about how her work resembles mosaic art.

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