The Mosaic Gallery is an ongoing collaborative exhibit space that features a rotation of displays featuring the artistic talents of Seminole Tribal members of all ages including students from the Tribal schools, or work from artists closely associated with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
The Visual Arts program at the Ahfachkee School on Big Cypress is always teaching about different artistic movements and the artists from these periods. Students also become aware of current contemporary and local artists. In this selection of artwork, students used the basic elements of art repeating the likeness of the different artistic styles. Some of our younger students used sea sponges to create their own Impressionist paintings. Other students created Georgia O’Keefe’s “Flower” renderings as well as Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and “Sunflowers” while adding their style.
A 3D class was exceptionally rewarding as students were introduced to form and shape by transforming a 2D piece into a 3D form.
The selection of art is a great representation of the Ahfachkee art students. Each child is unique and has a special way of communicating through their artwork. It is important to encourage all students to create, collaborate, and to be confident critical thinkers.