"A prominent American artist, Romare Bearden created dazzling work celebrating the black American experience, which he integrated into greater (predominantly white) American modernism." - theartstory.org
Romare Bearden was highly inspired by the groovin' jazz music of the time, and created many of his collages while listening to jazzzzz!
As a class, we looked at Bearden's work and discussed different techniques used to create collages using mixed media.
Because we based our collages on the work of Romare Bearden, (and because he was so influenced by his favorite music) our inspiration for the assignment was all designed around music. The students were to choose either a favorite band, singer, musician, album cover, concert experience, or instrument that inspires and excites them.
Then, using magazines, newspaper, construction paper, fabric, yarn, and a few other miscellaneous materials, the amazing young artists at James Weldon Johnson set to work creating mixed media musical masterpieces! Check out their work for yourself!!!
Sometimes in order to produce our most creative works, we need to take little breaks and step away from our focus and find ways to fuel our inspirational juices as a part of the artistic process.
... And in Ms. Holloway's art room, this means a few things ...
We practice a bit of mindfulness and meditation techniques in order to tune in ...
Then we play games and throw epic "Art-y Parties" so we get a chance to tune out!
Check back soon for our news of our next project inspired by (my personal idol) Cassie Stephens,
3D Origami ROYGBIV Color Wheel Paper Sculptures!!!!!!!