Harlem Renaissance Art Project: Romare Bearden Collage for Black History Month

Harlem Renaissance Art Project: Romare Bearden Collage for Black History Month

This can be used to homeschool 2nd through 5th grades
Most commonly used for 5th through 6th grades.

Included: PDF, 21 Pages

Your students should be excited about learning Art history And Black History MonthCreate a Romare bearden collage Last minute needs art sub plansAre you looking for something to do with your emergency folder? Your emergency file should be filled with creative art projects, which can be used as substitute teachers. Learn about this topic with your students Harlem RenaissanceJazz music and the Great Migration of African-Americans during the 1920s. This resource is great for social studies and art teachers who are looking to integrate arts into their classes. Your students will be guided from beginning to end with step-by, clear pictures and the PowerPoint presentation that comes along.


You will be missing and may need to substitute an artist lesson. Looking for an activity to do? Remote AccessOr DistanceSituation? Take away the anxiety of missing! Romare Bearden’s art project has been designed so that students can read and practice drawing one lesson and complete the actual project in the next week.

You are planning on Take maternity leaveLooking for ready-to-go, engaging art projects? Even an uncertified sub-artist could manageAre you worried? No worries! You don’t have to worry!

Complete your art sub plan A folder with detailed lessons on art that will inspire your students but not overwhelm them. Place the dice and copies of the game inside the tub in a folder labeled. It’s easy for your students to learn how to play this game and to take it with them.


You are trying to instill self-reliance in the art room. The best, most productive Romare Bearden game for art is this one Early finisher activity For your students.

You can set up an art centre where students choose amongst the many activities. You can print the instructions and the game board, then let students pick which activity to do. Similar to the a Drawing directed Activity in which students follow the art process.


Are you an artist teacher in search of a job? Art lesson: Differentiated This will increase independent thinking and problem solving, as well as skill acquisition.

There are four ways art can be distinguished: the result of the project and how it was done, as well as the tasks that students were given, the additional resources available to them, and the level of support provided to each student. Each project, regardless of whether it is created by students using the same Romare bearden game board design, has a unique outcome.

Three ways that students could create their designs are included in my article. Students can choose from three options. The first involves students rolling the dice to pick their parts. A “you choose” board is the second. Both are printable. Last but not least, digital spinner wheels have been added for distance learners who need engaging lessons.


  • 12 page, non-editable PDF
  • 9-page, non-editable PowerPoint presentation
  • Dice Game
  • The Game is also available in a Choice-Based Drawing version
  • Harlem Renaissance & Romare Bearden Biography Handout
  • A Step-by – Step-by – Picture Instruction and Directions
  • Visual Arts Self-Assessment rubrics
  • Artist “Big Ideas” Reflection Sheets
  • 8 Statements titled “I Can” that align with Studio Habits of Mind
  • Try Drawing Page
  • Coloring page
  • Google Drive Paperless digital resource for students, also for Google Classroom, Schoology and Canvas (also for Microsoft OneDrive, Teams, Seesaw, Microsoft OneDrive), Teams, as well any other places you could share a URL to a file…link at the bottom of each page)
  • Digital Spinner Wheels are available for download on Google Slides, YouTube and YouTube (links at the bottom of the page)


Roll the die to create the Romare Bearden Collage.

  1. For the background, tear up any music lyrics sheets. Paint each section with tempera paint.
  2. While they’re drying, color a piece of heavy white drawing paper with marker.
  3. Use a damp brush to paint the marker with water. Allow it to dry.
  4. Next, add some water to the white glue.
  5. Place your painted lyrics papers on the background.
  6. For the design, use the rolling die to select an instrument from one column. You can draw the design and then cut it using construction paper. Break the form into small pieces, and glue them together.
  7. You should roll the die twice, choosing one of each column. These can be drawn and then cut out. You can add detail with crayons if necessary.
  8. Roll two more times until you have selected the music notes. These can be drawn and then cut out.
  9. Finally, glue everything to the background paper.



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