Students study the life & work of the African-American artist Jacob Lawrence, specifically looking at his paintings of Harlem, where he lived.
Students create sketches of their own neighborhood and finish by creating a collage, similar to how Jacob Lawrence used his neighborhood (Harlem) as inspiration for his paintings.
A note that the Doodles Academy curriculum encourages a growth mindset by focusing on process over product: projects are designed to allow students to tell their own stories and individualize art projects. This creates a more engaging and more challenging environment where students learn to solve their own problems rather than copying a model.
A typical day in the project:
Students watch a video giving them context and demonstrations.
Students receive instructions and work on their art independently.
-Guardians will receive emails detailing concepts they can discuss with their children.
-After the final lesson, students will submit a photo of their artwork and an artist statement.