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Influential Artists in Color: 4 Day Paint and Learn Camp Part 2 (8-12 Years Old)

In this 4 day craft camp students will learn how to make four acrylic paintings utilizing collage techniques and simple drawings on canvas honoring four influential visual artists of color while learning facts about their lives!
Stephanie Watkins
67 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 4 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
45 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 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

Camp attendees will learn how to paint on canvas.
Camp attendees will learn how to create collages.
Camp attendees will learn how to use diverse objects for texture.
Camp attendees will learn various facts about the lives of Frida Kahlo, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett and Henry O. Tanner.
Camp attendees will learn facts about American History.
Camp attendees will learn the joy of creating works of art.
Camp attendees will learn artistic expression skills.
Camp attendees will work on fine motor skills.
Camp attendees will learn artistic terminology and practice critiquing artwork.
I present my ability to teach this class on my successful teaching experiences, art appreciation, research capabilities and experiences as a African-American and woman. My masters degree is in Social Work where I am trained to handle and manage difficult situations and information. I have also taken undergraduate courses in African-American history. I have 10 years of professional experience working with primarily African-American populations in foster care which also equips me to handle delicate matters with professionalism and tact. I have spent the last 20 plus years of my life creating arts and crafts in my free time. 
Student will allow paintings to dry and then coat them with Mod Podge after class. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
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Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Teacher will ask review questions at the beginning of class about the previous week's figure.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
We will be covering historical figures throughout American and Mexican history, in order to be accurate and give students a fuller understanding of the contributions made by these individuals, I will have to address racism, sexism and intolerance. I will do so in a very gentle and conscientious manner. My goal is to honor the memories of these individuals therefore, much of the focus will remain in the honoring.
Frida Kahlo by John Morrison and Jamie Pietras
Who was Frida Kahlo? by Sarah Fabimy
Women’s Art Work by Sophia Bennett
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Their Lives and Ideas by Carole Sabbath
Henry Ossawa Tanner: American Artist by Marcia M. Mathews
Wake Up Our Souls: A Celebration of Black American Artists by Tonya Bolden
Come Look With Me:Discovering African American Art for Children by Haywood Rolling, Jr.
A Drawing in the Sand:A Story of African-American Art by Jerry Butler


Stephanie Watkins
Lives in the United States
Motivating Enrichment Teacher
67 total reviews
40 completed classes

About Me

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