WAY-OUT WASHBOARDS! EXPRESSION AND EXPERIENCE OF SELF-TAUGHT ARTISTS OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN SOUTH

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LESSON ABSTRACT

Students will explore the creative work of self-taught African American visual artists and musicians (1865-present) to enrich their study of African-American history from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement. Beginning with a washboard as a surface, students will utilize found object materials to make visual art assemblages inspired by the visual style of Thornton Dial Sr.