Created by Keller Art Club, After School Art Program, Chicago, IL
Artists: Lucy, Sophia, Victoria, Katelyn, Morgan, and Bella
Title: Fractured Histories of the 7 Continents
Art Club Coordinator: Mrs. Kintner
Theme: Pillaging of Ancient Sites
Materials and techniques: The materials used were primed canvas, acrylic paint, masking tape and permanent marker. Our mixed-media processes included a negative space masking technique, and blending/layering of acrylic to mimic the earthy look of an archeological site.
Did you enjoy this project? We enjoyed this project a great deal, as the topic was very interesting and important to our world. We were able to develop our brainstorming, collaboration, and painting skills, too! We are excited to see the outcome of our many efforts.
About: We tried to convey the global aspects of stolen history by portraying an ancient-looking vase in 7 pieces to represent the 7 continents affected by this problem. Each piece of the vase is being handled by a character of one of the many diverse cultures of the world. Our artwork is a plea for pillagers to stop and think about the consequences of their actions, and the loss of that culture’s unique historical background.