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Great Black Artists That Made Way for Black Artists Today!

There was a time when African Americans were not allowed in museums. This course will look at artists that help make changes despite all circumstances. With her abstract art and sculptures, artists like Alma Thomas were the first of many.
Sandy Michel
6 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 7 learners
55 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
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per learner

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Students will get to see artists who have to shift the narrative of the Art World; before these artists, art was a single tone, but after, art was used as a tool to express African American struggles, beauty, and diversity. While also keeping a record of the culture for those periods.
Hello, I am an African American Artist with a Master's in Historic Preservation. As a historic preservationist, my job is to preserve and advocate for one's history, culture, built environment, and sense of place. I have studied the history of African American artists because I am an African American Artist. History is part of my expertise, and art is another.
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Here are some additional materials that will further the knowledge of this topic: Recommended Books: Black Art: A Cultural History, Second Edition; Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora; Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power; Youtube Videos: Alma Thomas, about the artist and tutorial of how to paint like her; William H. Johnson, a quick video about the artist; Loïs Mailou Jones and David C. Driskell, a lecture from Howard University about both artists; Jacob Lawrence, a video about the artist life;
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Sandy Michel
Lives in the United States
Architectural preservationist and Designer, Artist, Educator, and Urban Planner
6 total reviews
19 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Sandy, my background is architecture, historic preservation, art, urban planning/design, educator, and small business owner. I hold my BA in Architecture from Florida Atlantic University and my Master of Science in Historic... 
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