The abstract art of contemporary American artist, Jacob Lawrence, enhances Black History Month. His art of bright patterns and shapes portrayed life in America through the eyes of this artist. The beginning and intermediate student artists explore tool shapes and the advanced artists create a cityscape.
Art Concepts Taught: Shapes
Beg./Int. Levels: Tool shapes; flat and shaded shapes, overlapping, and depth
Adv. Level: Composition; overlapping, color balance, and depth
Beg./Int. Levels: Tool shape paper collage with marker
Adv. Level: Cityscape collage using tissue and starch