Based onNine Colour Deerby Kailin Duan & A Grain of Riceby Demi
VISUAL THINKING THROUGH STORIES & ART
Abstract Art with Alma Thomas: Light, Life and her Message
Young Alma Thomas loved to immerse herself in colour. Due to countless racial injustices, her family left their hometown in Georgia and moved to Washington DC. As an art teacher she transmitted her love of art beyond measure. In her sixties she lost vision gradually and was happy to dab her canvas with the patterns of light her eyes could still appreciate. Alma Thomas is the first Black woman to have her work chosen for the White House collection, USA.
Our Visual Thinking Workshop seeks to experience her aesthetics of pattern and colour. Storytelling includes her life mission and creativity to surmount the obstacles on her path.
Cited book: Ablaze with Colour A Story of Painter Alma Thomas by Jeanne Walker Harvey & illustrated by Loveis Wise
An engaging variety of poems offer a fresh take on the potential of poetry.
The little stories in verse are performed, sung and rapped, reaching audiences in a most vibrant way. Students are encouraged to participate all along, and walk away with the rhythm of poetry shaking their bodies, and very importantly, with some food for thought to reflect on life-affirming issues. Educationally groovy!