Art in the Community
This unit was assigned on May 18, 2020.
A community is a group of people living or working together in the same area. They might go to the same schools, shop in the same stores, and do the same things. They also help each other and solve problems together. Your home is a community. Your town is a community. Your state is a community.
Watch this video to better understand a community: Communities for Kids - Types of Communities
Artists are an important part of a community. Artist Camille Walala is an artist who lives in London, England and creates art in communities all over the world.
Her artwork helps communities and makes them brighter and more beautiful. For one piece of artwork, she created inflatable playgrounds in London and Hong Kong:
Many of her projects help people who are hungry or don’t have a home. This art project changed a crosswalk into a piece of art!
Camille also worked with a school to design their playground!
You can learn more about Camille in this video from Tate Kids: How to Be a Street Artist. She also partnered with LEGO to create a cool community house project How We Build A Giant House From LEGO DOTS With Camille Walala .
Art can bring a community together to celebrate their city or town or raise awareness of a problem that needs to change. Right now our communities look different as we are learning and working from home. Our community is more important than ever as essential workers are working hard to keep us safe and healthy.
How can you make art to celebrate your community?
Pick at least one of the activities below to complete in the next two weeks:
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