Alma Woodsey Thomas Torn Paper Art

2nd grade learned about African-American artist Alma Woodsey Thomas and her abstract color field paintings. They learned that though the paintings weren’t identifiable as objects, they could still be flowers or astronauts as she named them, because, “Alma said so.” They loved that little bit of sass!


They got to work making their own versions of Mrs. Woodsey Thomas’ paintings using torn paper, still maintaining a pattern while using lots of color! Take a look at the results!

Alma Woodsey Thomas Tear Paper ProjectAlma Woodsey Thomas Torn Paper Art


2nd grade Alma Woodsy Thomas Tear Art Porjects 2nd grade Alma Woodsey Thomas Tear Art



How fun!

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About Ms. Luna

Here we go! Year number four! Teaching artist at Mark Twain Elementary! I started my career in 2002, in the New York City Schools as a Special Education Middle School teacher. Moving back to my hometown of Columbus, Ohio, I continued teaching Special Education and also began teaching after school and summer art programs. Moving again to Houston, Texas. I have taught all levels and abilities from kindergarten to college and am very excited to be teaching here at Mark Twain! I am also a professional artist and designer that shows work worldwide. I have been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Austin Fashion Week, Houston Press, and at the Grassi Museum of the Applied Arts in Germany. I hold a Masters of Science in Special Education from Manhattan College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the Academy of Art University. I currently am teaching grades kindergarten through fifth and am an adjuct art professor at Alvin Community College.

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