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Seventh grade art students study Harlem Renaissance painter

February 3, 2012

In honor of Black History Month, the seventh grade art classes studied Harlem Renaissance painter Jacob Lawrence.

While addressing the theme of community and environment, students looked at Lawrence's artwork that consisted of bright colors and simplified shapes to create vivid imagery of the life and culture of Harlem in the early 20th century.

Students created artwork made from cut paper to replicate the style of Jacob Lawrence's paintings. The original artwork will be on display at the Annual Art Show, which will be held from 6-8 p.m. June 7 in the Monticello High School gym.

Visit the district's Culture and Diversity web section to learn more about Black History Month.

Photos: The artwork was created by seventh graders Ashley Campbell, Alexis Bivins, Victoria Groom, Taylor Spargo, Lillie Carnell, Dominince Brownridge, Alejandra Carvajal, Erika Bischert, Jordan Laymon, Amanda Oquendo, Jessica Vaeth, Stacey Reuss, Shannon Graham, Anisa Sanders and Denise Dumas. Click on the thumbnails to view larger photos.

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About Painter Jacob Lawrence

Learn about the life and career of the Harlem Renaissance artist.

Some examples of his artwork:

Barber painting Gymnists painting Runners painting Taylor painting