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African Art help please

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Danielle1988, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Hi, I am studying African art next term and was wondering if anyone has any ideas.

    Does anybody know any famous artists? I only know Richard Kimbo. I am also thinking about creating a batik and also mask making.

    I was to do some brief artists studies so if anybody knows of any other artists this would be appreciated. Thanks
  2. Forgot to mention I teach year 5/6
  3. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

  4. Hi, admittedly I was year 2 when I did this topic but I'm sure it would work higher up. We had the Kenyan artist Gakonga visit for a day. His work is amazing and the work the children produced was fantastic. I also looked at African cave paintings with the children, using a stencil of their own hands and telling a story with the symbols they used. Hope that helps.
  5. Thanks, I shall have a look
  6. HI,
    I teach FS so may not be suitable for you but we look at Tinga Tinga style paintings (which if you google are so much more detailed than the Tinga Tinga Tales from Cbeebies) and they created their own - they basically focus on African animals and have very detailed patterns within them.- very good for creative art - allowing the children to deisign their own x
  7. marybon

    marybon New commenter

    Yinka Shonibare is fantastic.
    Google him and find his amazing work which can be linked with history. He uses African fabrics which is an art itself.

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