The last in the art series features achitecture.
Of the 116,242 licensed architects in the United States, just two percent are Black. Only 2,325 Black architects are building the cities and suburbs, shaping the skylines and creating the museums, housing, schools, government buildings, places of worship and any other variety of structures we live in or with every day.
Today we feature Phil Freelon for leading the design team of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History & Culture.
We also featured MindWare Toys Keva Planks and Q-Ba-Maze 2.0 : starter stunt set to inspire our future achitechs.
We hope you thought the art series was useful to you. If you have any requests for book sets and/or manipulatives on a topic, message and let us know what you'd like to see.
While watching Colin's Black & White on Netflix, one theme was following your passion, despite how others define you.
Ernie Barnes (football) and Romare Bearden (baseball) were athletes, as well as artists. They both followed their passion.
“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” – Mae Jemison
'Trust your power'- Colin Kaepernick
So many racial stereotypes have historically defined Blackness, especially for Black boys. How do we reimagine curiosity, passion, exploration for Black children to define and reimagine their identity and agency?
You can be more than one thing and more than how others see and define you.
Javaka Steptoe, author and illustrator of Radiant Child, a biography of Jean-Michel Basquiat used collage elements to capture Jean-Michel’s multi-faceted visual style. He used paint, paper scraps, paint tubes, and photos on wood panels.
Check out the book to see if you can pick out the different materials used in Javaka’s collage work.
Our next few posts will show art, as requested by @g.is.for_great, an 8 year old budding artist.
Today we will show the incredible artwork and picture book illustrations of Black males by Ekua Holmes whose work was on display in the Boston Museum of Art.
Ms. Holmes makes art collages using newspaper, photos, fabric, and other materials to create colorful amazing art
What is collage?
Collage, is a French word, meaning 'to glue,' and is an artistic style using gluing and different materials to a flat surface.
You can use fabric and ribbon scraps, paper scraps, yarn, buttons, pasta, stickers, nature items, AND glue.
@g.is.for_great, can you create a collage? Let us know and we will post your art!
Next post...more artists who collage!
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