Shaping your World into The Very Life You Love
Today my kids and I learnt such deep and valuable lessons on perseverance. On faithfully staying the course. On keep on keepin’ on even when it gets rough And we learnt it from the life and art of beautiful African American Artist Augusta Savage (1892-1962).
We learnt about chasing your dreams. No matter what and even.
We learnt about using the very obstacles you encounter as a catapult into your destiny! The very person who did not believe in her dream, her father, was the one whose face Augusta used to sculpture into a stunning bus which would open for her the heavy doors of the 1930s prestigious arts world and proof her exceptional talent to create and teach art. Sounds like an amazing homeschool day right? Well, it didn’t start like that...
African American Artists: John Biggers, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett and more
As educators and parents we all know about famous European painters such as Van Gogh, Picasso and Degas. But what about renown artists of color who greatly impacted not just the international arts world but left a powerful legacy for or children to glean rich academic AND so valuable life lessons from?
They are plentiful. We just have to, intentionally, turn the pages to them. And as I decided to pursue these treasures of multiethnic artists, yes I had to dig a little deeper to find and compile materials for children on these amazing artists. But the hunt was worth it! Meeting these great men and women changed not just how we viewed art but inspired us and encouraged us in our life journey. Read bellow what we learnt about and from some outstanding African American artists this Fall!
California based Ghanaian-German educator, writer, bookworm and mama of three. A lover of all things nature, diversity & healthy.
"Education is nothing else than discovery.
And discovery full of diversity is beautiful."
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My name is Nancy. I'm a teacher, home educator, wife, mother, writer and accidental German-Ghanaian transplant to the U.S., in love with California and all things diversity.