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Afrofuturism: Art Study for Black History

In this short course your learner will explore the fantastical art of Afrofuturism, a cultural aesthetic that links black history and the African-American experience with fantasy and science fiction.
Astrid Turner
836 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 4 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
50 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 2 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

I have been teaching modern art history classes on Outschool since 2018 and host local workshops in my homeschooling community. As a professional artist and textile designer I have attended local and online professional development training seminars on cultural representation, appropriation and non-biased instruction in the art world, including some specifically on Afrofuturism and Native American art history (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art seminars for Educators). I am passionate about helping young ones to see and appreciate the diverse world around them as they draw inspiration from the beauty of our global community.
In between classes students will be assigned a fun activity to create their own original futuristic story inspired by Afrofuturism. A template will be provided and posted in the classroom after the first class is completed. Alternatively, learners can choose to create an art project of their choice. 
An optional printable template will be posted in the classroom after the first class.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
While discussing the lives and history of many of these modern artists, some facts may arise that could be troubling or disturbing to a sensitive learner. Some examples might be: details of traumatic life experiences, discussions about enslaved African peoples, cultural appropriation, racism and feminism. These details are handled in an age-appropriate manner and some are not mentioned outright in the lessons; however, other learners in class may be aware of these details and might bring them up in class, so please consider this prior to enrolling and contact me with any questions.

The movie Black Panther is not played during class but if your learner is interested in viewing it be aware that the movie is rated PG-13. 
Dismantling a Master Narrative: Using Culturally Responsive Pedagogy to Teach the History of Art Education - National Art Education Association

Afrofuturism: Reimagining Art Curricula for Black Existence: by Joni Acuff Boyd


Astrid Turner
Lives in the United States
Unschooling Arts & Life Skills Educator
836 total reviews
802 completed classes

About Me

Welcome to Outschool! My name is Ms. Astrid and I am an unschooling mom of three, certified dance instructor and professional artist. I studied dance, theater and music at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA and am a certified instructor... 
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