This year for Black History Month, our Middle School Students at the Lake Shore Campus engaged in an exploration of black music, cultures, traditions, arts, etc. They visited a local pop-up event that celebrated notable Black Canadians and their contributions.

Each student then selected a black artist to learn more about and then designed and painted an artwork that paid homage to the artist they chose. Artists studied included: Faith Ringgold, Jacob Lawrence, Betye Saar, Jonathon Gree, Radcliffe Bailey and Romare Bearden.

A selection of student artwork is included below.

Artwork by Henry C, Grade 8. inspired by the work of Jonathan Green.

Artwork by Marina J, Grade 4. Inspired by the work of Romare Bearden.

Artwork by Isaac N, Grade 6. Inspired by the work of Betye Saar.

Artwork by Erin D, Grade 7. Inspired by the work of Romare Bearden.

Kelly Farrell

Kelly Farrell is the Founder and Director of Oak Learners. She is dedicated to supporting learners of all ages and abilities reach their goals and love the learning journey. Kelly’s philosophy of education is based in the understanding that every child has the capacity to excel and succeed when they are given the tools and taught the skills to help them on their journey.
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