This month's My Artist Box features Edward Tingatinga, an unlikely artist that rose out of poverty and eventually became the leader of an entire African art movement. His style was simplistic and unsophisticated, but that was exactly the type of painting that made him popular among European residents and tourists in the African country of Tanzania. Edward Tingatinga's new style was developed over time by people from his family, such as his niece Agnes Mpata, also featured here, as well as other artists.
With the projects in this box, children will learn about Edward Tingatinga, the Tingatinga style, and a few other painters who have continued to use and develop his style. Take the opportunity to draw, paint, and embellish several African animals, just as Tingatinga did during his time as an artist. Plus, create a stunning 3D diorama of an African savannah at sunset!Notify me when available!
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