Marc Craig – “Black History Matters”

Greetings fellow art teachers,
In celebration of black history month, Park View Elementary School
used the February P.T.A meeting to highlight cultural brilliance. To
promote the event, my students and I created a banner that displayed
the theme “Black History Matters”.

Many successful African-Americans
were depicted. Students and their families were placed in large groups
that toured the building from one display to the next. The art room
became a painting workshop. Families sat together as I welcomed them
and explained what they would do. Each participant was given a small
canvas board, paintbrushes, palette, and a pencil. I demonstrated how
to draw a design that incorporates the African continent. Each artist
was given a limited color scheme of red, green yellow, and black. The
works of art created by the children and their parents were awesome!

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