"Through color, I have sought to concentrate on beauty and happiness, rather than on man's inhumanity to man." -Alma Woodsey Thomas
Born in Columbus, Georgia in 1891, Alma Woodsey Thomas grew up to be a powerful artist and educator. Her work- full of vibrant colors, bold brushstrokes, and thoughtful patterns- continues to inspire and teach many. Our first grade and kindergarten students are taking time to closely look and read Thomas's paintings. We are discovering that despite the many bad things in the world, we can focus on what is good and do our best to make the world a happier place.
Each student is selecting their favorite colors to paint a unique pattern. Then, we are cutting colorful paper to match and gluing it in a playful pattern. Our fine motor skills, patience, and craftsmanship has grown so much!
Hello from the studio at Jacob G. Smith Elementary School! My name is Jillian Luse and I work with emerging artists in kindergarten through fifth grade. This is our online gallery, a space to share what we learn and create.