Friday, January 28, 2011
Art for Black History Month
Or for any month, really. But as next month is Black History Month, today we began talking about what this means and why it is important. In art, we discussed that there are many different colors, and that each color can be beautiful. We also thought about how important it is to have variety in color. That in fact, it is the variety which makes each color so beautiful and unique itself. We read Priscilla and the Pink Planet to bring this point home. We then applied this discussion to skin color and created our art work - Many Colored Hands, which is (again) from Art Projects for Kids. The girls really enjoyed using the oil pastels, combining and layering them to create unique colors for the hands. Next month, we will cover much more for Black History Month but this project was a great start!