Tag Archives: Benny Andrews

Movement Mondays: Still Life

Español abajo In this Movement Monday Activity, create your own still life through a scavenger hunt. Still life is a term used by artists to describe art that depicts all kinds of man-made or natural objects such as; cut flowers, fruit, vegetables, fish or wine. The goal of a still life composition is to direct the viewer’s eye…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Continuous Line Drawing

Español abajo Create a line drawing of your favorite memory without taking the pencil off of the paper.  Benny Andrews was born in 1930 to a multi-cultural family (Cherokee-Scottish-African American) in rural Plainview, Georgia. After becoming the first member of his family to graduate from high school, he attended Fort Valley State College supported by…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Line Drawing Inspired by Benny Andrews

Español abajo Draw a line portrait inspired by Benny Andrews. Benny Andrews was born in 1930 to a multi-racial family (Cherokee-Scottish-African American) in rural Plainview, Georgia. After becoming the first member of his family to graduate from high school, he attended Fort Valley State College supported by a scholarship. He was not allowed to attend…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Mixed Media Still Life Inspired by Benny Andrews

Español abajo Find inspiration in your surroundings and create artwork from everyday life like artist Benny Andrews.  Benny Andrews was a multi-racial artist born in 1930 in Plainview, Georgia. He grew up in the Jim Crow South and faced many social injustices. Andrews learned to incorporate the hardships he faced into his artwork. Andrews is most…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Benny & George Andrews Celebrating Black History Month

Español abajo Create an abstract fabric collage inspired by the work of Benny and George Andrews.   Benny Andrews was born in 1930 to a multi-racial family (Cherokee-Scottish-African American) in rural Plainview, Georgia. After becoming the first member of his family to graduate from high school, he attended Fort Valley State College supported by a…

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Death of the Crow? Taking a Closer Look at the Relevance of Benny Andrews' Work Today

Death of the Crow?  In 1965, Benny Andrews painted Death of the Crow in response to the end of the Jim Crow Era in the American South. Andrews depicted a poor farmer cautiously approaching the symbolic crow – his stance suggesting a distrust of its actual demise. Fifty-five years later, our nation is still struggling with…

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May Collection Highlight Exploring the Work of The Dot Man, George Andrews

On the surface, George Andrews (1911-1996) seemed to live a simple life, as far as artists are concerned. He was a family man, raising ten children, two of whom excelled following their passions of painting and writing.  Artistically,  he was known as the “Dot Man,” for his use of the simple shape both on the canvas…

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Ogden Museum Online Lessons For the Classroom: Interior with Cat | Benny Andrews Grades 2-5

Español abajo Students will create a still life set-up in their home with a few favorite objects. They will then create a rough sketch of the still life and fill in the drawing with collage. Students will learn about arranging objects in space, drawing large shapes, cutting out fabric and paper materials and gluing scraps…

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O-riginal Art Activities: Still Life Collage Inspired by Benny Andrews

Last night’s O-riginal Art Activity highlighted Benny Andrews who incorporated fabric into his paintings, creating a signature look with textured surfaces. Use fabric and collage to create a still life. Benny Andrews is known for his use of collage and fabric in his paintings. He often depicts people and scenes from daily life, especially highlighting…

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