Students will demonstrate an understanding of how artists use art for social change while creating their own artwork about a chosen social issue and through the discussion of Kara Walker's Artwork.
What social issues affect you or speak to you.
What social issues affect your community?
What social issues would you want to raise awareness on?
-Kara Walker introduction, Kara Walker video,
-Group Discussion/Group Share out
-Reflect individually in sketchbook: What message am I trying to send through my artwork? How could my artwork spark controversy to certain audiences?
Kara Walker is a contemporary African- American artist who explores race, gender, sexuality, violence and identity in her work. She is best known for her room-size of black cut- paper silhouettes.
"The history of America is built on . . . inequality, this foundation of a racial inequality and a social inequality," the artist has said. "And we buy into it. I mean, whiteness is just as artificial a construct as blackness is."
The murals present Walker's pictorializations of slavery - the transport of slaves, the slave ship, Southern plantation life - as she imagines it to have been. And in these images, at once fantasy and fantastical, Walker explores the origins of racism in America today.
a principle of design, that refers to the way the elements of art are arranged to create a feeling of stability in a work (symmetrical or asymmetrical).
an outline filled-in with a solid color, typically black on a white ground. Silhouette-like images can be found among Stone Age cave paintings, ancient Greek vase paintings, and Indonesian shadow puppets. But the term and what most people think of as silhouettes originated in the early