After School, the kids made art inspired by Charles White, the Chicago born and educated artist. “Charles White created bold, large-scale paintings and drawings that magnified the power of the black figure, communicating universal human themes while also focusing attention on the lives of African Americans and the struggle for equality.” Art Institute of Chicago
Students worked in White’s style, thinking about how they can convey messages and themes through figures and backgrounds.
And sometimes the Studio turns into a Maker’s Paradise. Working with toys, recyclables and ceramics, the kids transform them from individual parts to a new and different whole!