collaging with Romare Beardon

Students explore the art of Romare Beardon, the Harlem Renaissance, the poetry of Langston Hughes, and the principles of design. Beardon’s art depicts stories of his family and community through collaging.  Our discussion emphasizes personal story telling and the principles of design found in Beardon’s work.  Students are asked to illustrate a personal story and demonstrate at least four of the seven principles in their finished collage.


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