Lower School Students

Our Kindergarten students began Black History Month studying paintings by Sam Gilliam, a pioneering artist in abstract and lyrical expressionism.
Gilliam moved to Washington D.C. in the early 1960's and began creating paintings that drew inspiration from the African American experience at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. In 1972, Gilliam was the first black artist to represent the USA at the Venice Biennale.
The Kindergarten classes enjoyed emulating Gilliam's bold paintings, using bright swaths of tempera paint and carving lines into the surface using popsicle sticks.

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