Modern Black Artists Game Bundle
Now more than ever, students need to know and understand the contributions of Black artists in society. All of these artists use their art for social commentary, bringing to light issues of equity and social injustice. It’s our role as educators to lead the way in learning about and including more diverse voices and choices in our art curriculum.
Want to get your students excited about learning art? Try implementing one of these modern art games based on Black artists in your next art lesson! Elementary and middle school artists will have fun creating one of these five art projects while playing an engaging roll and draw game. Substitute teachers will love the engaging art lessons that will keep students busy while you’re out.
Are you putting together art centers in your room and looking for some self-guided instructional materials? This bundle of art games will be a helpful addition to your choice-based program. Simply print out the materials and arrange in labeled folders for easy student access.
The art lessons included use a range of materials including construction paper, markers, cardboard, tempera paint, oil pastels and crayons. They’re designed for students from 1st grade through 8th grade.
I’ve included three ways students can generate their design. The first is the game board where students roll the die to select their parts. The second is a “you pick” board. Both of these are printables. And lastly, for teachers needing engaging lessons during distance learning, I’ve added digital spinner wheels!
First, print out the game and picture directions back-to-back. Then give your students dice and watch them have fun creating their own art project independently. If you have access to a smartboard or projector, use the accompanying PowerPoint presentation. It will guide the students during each part of the art project.
Once completed, have students use the self-assessment rubrics to evaluate their artwork based on craftsmanship, creativity, following directions, work habits, project goals, and clean up. And then have them complete the “Big Ideas” sheet so they can connect the creation process to their learning.
If you are substituting or need a fast finisher activity, use the included coloring page.
Main Learning Objective
- Students will be able to design artwork based on five different modern Black artists using an array of drawing and painting materials which reflect a range of subject matter.
- Oil pastels
- Extra Fine Point Permanent Marker
- Construction Paper
- Tempera Paints
- Drawing Paper
You Will Receive
5 Non-Editable Black Artists PDFs (Kimye Cantrell, Reggie Laurent, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, and Faith Ringgold)
5 Non-Editable PowerPoint Presentations
Choice-Based Drawing Version of Each Game
Artist Biography Handouts
Step-By-Step Picture Tutorial and Directions
Visual Arts Self-Assessment Rubrics
Artist “Big Ideas” Reflection Sheets
“I CAN” Statements Aligned to the Studio Habits of Mind
Practice Drawing Pages
- Paperless Google Drive digital resource for students (also for use in Google Classroom, Schoology, Canvas, Seesaw, Microsoft OneDrive, Teams, and anywhere else you can share a link to a file…link on the bottom of page 2)
- Digital Spinner Wheels in Google Slides and YouTube (links on the bottom of page 3)