Friday, February 18, 2011

First grade Folk Art: Georgia style

First graders learned that folk artists are self-taught.  We learned that three folk artists from Georgia - Howard Finster, Mattie Lou O'Kelley, and Nellie Mae Rowe - all grew up on a farm in large families with many siblings, and they had very little time at school, if any.  Folk artists use what they have to make their art, so their subjects are often farms, animals, nature.  Quilting from scrap fabric or old clothes is also a folk art and we added quilt squares to create a frame.  These turned out great... really full of personality!

by Georgia folk artist Nellie Mae Rowe


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