Art Week - Black History Month
During Art Week, as a school, we focused on Black History Month. We started by looking at the 'I have a Dream' speech by Martin Luther King Jr. in English lessons. We unpicked the complex vocabulary and used it as a structure to plan our own poetic speech about our hopes and dreams for equality in the future.
We then looked at the work of Emory Douglas, who was famous for his newspaper illustrations which focused on black rights. We used his work as inspiration for our own. We started by researching different symbols and prints related to equality: once we had chosen our favourite, we used polystyrene and black paint to create prints. We then moved onto the quotes - we researched famous quotes and came up with our own, which symbolised 'freedom' or 'equality' for all. Finally, we practised our painting skills to create the background. The finished products looked so effective!
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