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Celebrate Black History Month through ART! Let’s get creative and bring our imaginations to life! Below are lesson plans designed for each of the four school buildings in District 80, Pre-K-8th grade. These lessons are being taught in-person as well as being offered to full remote learners.

Everyone, no matter what school district, is encouraged to take advantage of these unique and fun art projects. *If you are an educator in the southern Illinois region and would like to purchase supplemental materials to make this a hands-on learning experience for your students please contact Carrie GibbsDirector of the Shrode Art Center, at carrie@cedarhurst.org or call 618-242-1236 ext. 249.

bubble wrap ocean painting & Video Tutorial

mermen & mermaid coloring sheets

fish scales bookmark

model magic ocean sculpture

Under the Sea canvas painting & video tutorial

*Black History Month Art Kits:  Cost $2.50 per student/Minimum order: 20

Art Kit projects are designed for use in the classroom, as a distance learning component, or an after-school program. Choose from the lessons listed above and your art materials will be packaged and ready easy for distribution. Pick up the project materials at Cedarhurst or have materials delivered to your school. (Delivery fee – 50cents per mile round trip from Mt. Vernon.) 

Connect virtually with Cedarhurst via Zoom or Google Classroom for a live art discussion about this year’s theme before or after you complete the lesson. We love to see your finished examples and share feedback about the project. 

Contact Carrie Gibbs, Director of Shrode Art Center, for more information about how we can tailor our Art-Reach kits to best suit your learning needs. carrie@cedarhurst.org 618-242-1236 ext. 249