7th and 8th graders learned about some current Dominican artists. Throughout the DR, these artists have murals covering different walls, some are also used for advertising in stores or restaurants. They have a giant impact in the country, making it colorful and beautiful. Students find these artists very inspirational since they are successful at doing what they love, and their art is so thought provoking and connects to current trends and issues.
The 4 artists that we focused on are listed below. The class worked in groups of 4 to create a painting influenced by each artist's style.