6th Grade students were introduced to the artwork of Romare Bearden and collage. Bearden used a variety of collage materials including photographs and early forms of photocopies. We investigated Bearden’s work and discussed his relationship to community and his passion for jazz. Students were inspired by his subject matter and were asked to depict an event from their daily life or one of their favorite hobbies.
After developing their theme students worked in pairs to photograph one another in poses that would then be incorporated into their final work of art.