This Lois Mailou Jones-inspired drawing is a favorite black history month art project. A pencil crayon drawing on black paper makes for a dramatic look.
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FOLLOW UP PROJECT
Now it’s easy to make a classroom mural to celebrate the creative work of African American artist Lois Mailou Jones.
All you need to do is purchase a Lois Mailou Jones Mural template from my PDF Shop, have each student color a page, and then tape or glue it back together according to included directions.
It makes a special work of art for your classroom, and because everyone takes part, a collaborative experience as well.
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Draw a Mask
- Draw a large oval. Add lemon shapes for eyes and mouth.
- Add a wide outline around the eyes and mouth.
- Add nose and extend curves as shown.
- Fill in each area with a different color.
Add highlights and shadows with white and black pencil color.