“Through color, I have sought to concentrate on beauty and happiness, rather than on man’s inhumanity to man.”
Last year, I did Alma Thomas paintings with my Kindergarten students. They used my home made sponge brushes.
This year, I have TONS of scrap paper. I put the scraps in several shallow bins on each table.
I figure my second graders would enjoy some collage so we looked at the work of Alma Thomas and they came up with these. I told them they could copy the artist or do their own thing.
We barely make a dent in the scrap paper.
I really like the work of Alma Thomas. Her art is cheerful and fun with lots of color.
“Thomas became an important role model for women, African Americans, and older artists. She was the first African American woman to have a solo exhibition at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art, and she exhibited her paintings at the White House three times.”
Doing a lesson based on the work of Alma Thomas is a great choice for February and March when we study Black History Month then Women’s History Month.
It was a great project to supplement the Kindergarten classroom lessons about weather and rainbows.
We did these with my clothespin and sponge paint daubers that I made after seeing them in a preschool classroom.