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Paint Like the Master Painters! African American Art - Black History SELF Paced

Kimberly R Moseler
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(664)
In this 4 week flexible schedule class we will explore 4 African American artists and create paintings inspired by their work! Kids will enjoy learning about the artists, creating art, and playing fun games. Perfect for Black History Month!

Class experience

US Grade 1 - 4
4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Alma Thomas
Let's get inspired by Alma Thomas, a vibrant African American artist! We'll explore her life and art, focusing on her colorful masterpiece "Apollo 12 Splash Down." Then, you'll get to create your own space-themed masterpieces using color, composition, and creativity! S
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Jean-Michel Basquiat
This week, we're celebrating Jean-Michel Basquiat, a super cool artist who used bright colors and bold lines. We'll learn a bit about his life (kid-friendly!), how he got his start with street art, and see some of his amazing works. Then, get ready to create your own Basquiat-inspired masterpiece! We'll focus on using bright colors and cool lines, just like he did.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Jacob Lawrence
This week, we're meeting Jacob Lawrence, a history-making artist! We'll explore his inspiring artwork, including a piece from his famous "Migration" series. Get ready to create your own artwork inspired by Lawrence, using crayons and watercolors.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Faith Ringgold
This week, we're celebrating Faith Ringgold, a fantastic African American artist who uses quilts to tell stories! We'll explore her work, then create our own colorful masterpieces with watercolors and crayons.
Each learner will need: 
- A watercolor set 
- A brush (any size will do) 
- A cup with water to clean the brush
- Set of crayons (or oil pastels)
- Heavy white paper (watercolor paper is preferred but not completely necessary) 
- Table protection (newspaper, butcher paper etc). 
- Smock or old t-shirt to keep the paints off of your child's clothing
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Parents are encouraged to be close by during the classes to help their learner with the painting process to minimize spills (especially with electronics close by!) and to make sure their paints and markers stay on the paper. 
We will be using youtube videos from GoodBye Art Academy , Artrageous with Nate, The Magnificant Paintbrush, and State of the Arts. 
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(664)
I am excited to join Outschool as an art teacher! I LOVE art! 
I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art from the University of Central Florida with a concentration in painting. I have been teaching private art lessons for 25 years and have been... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $35 for all content
4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher feedback
Choose your start date
1 year of access to the content

Completed by 33 learners
Ages: 6-11

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