American Folk Art. What is folk art? Folk art does not follow academic art or any type of training, it has no set technique or theme It might be something.

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  • American Folk Art

  • What is folk art?Folk art does not follow academic art or any type of training, it has no set technique or themeIt might be something you dont think of as artIt can be made from ANY materialFolk art has CREATIVE edginess or rawnessIt can be pottery, painting, or sculpture that reflect memories from childhood or images that stand out to the artist this is called narrative art. Folk art is extremely diverse and is found all over the world and throughout history!

  • What is narrative art?Narrative Art tells a story. It uses the power of the visual image to ignite imaginations, evoke emotions and capture universal cultural truths and aspirations. What distinguishes Narrative Art from other genres is its ability to narrate a story across diverse cultures, preserving it for future generations.

  • Folk artists might use:Pencils, crayons, markers, paint for color but others may glue pieces of torn paper, leftover fabric, metals, strings, or even things from nature to give their pieces lifeClay, or other materials to make sculpturesSimple drawing techniques, paper cutouts, or homemade stencils for outlinesMany different materials for one art pieceStrange shapes and designs that depict something, somewhere, or someone important to them

  • Nathan's Famous Vestie Davis (19031978) New York City 1958. Oil on canvas 20 x 32 in. American Folk Art Museum, bequest of Gloria Bley Miller, 2008.5.5

  • Clementine Hunter

  • Art in North CarolinaNorth Carolina as a rich folk art culture all across the state.Since there are beaches and mountains in NC, the folk art is very diverse.Tourists love to go to folk art museums to see this fascinating art style.

  • Artisan Art FestivalsBlowing Rock, NC Found in the BlueRidge Mountains,Folk art festivals featuring loca artistsare a common event

  • Amy Goldstein Rice

  • Kathy Cooper

  • Marie-Helene Grabman

  • Mary Goslin

  • Become a folk artist! (activity)Using the ideas from narrative folk art and the examples in the power point, create your own piece of folk art.Use different materials to create a masterpiece that depicts something, someone, or somewhere important in your life. Try to tell a story with your artwork. Use original designs, or use one youve seen as inspiration. You dont have to be an expert at drawing or painting to make beautiful and interesting pieces of meaningful art!