Thursday, February 05, 2015 ~ 32 Comments

MICRO Think Tank: February 6, 2015

by Ms. Denis


The MICRO Think Tank is Strattonville's venue for venture reflections every Friday. Students and Facilitators may choose to write reflections in Micro Journals or in the comments that follow the post.

In February, the MICRO Think Tank prompts will coordinate with African American History month and introduce an innovative visual artist, musician, or performer.

The image below is an oil painting by John Biggers. Here are some cool facts about him:

  • John Biggers was most famous after the Harlem Renaissance and toward the end of World War II. 
  • John Biggers studied African myths and legends and liked to paint stories that connected the American South with Africa.
  • He was the first African-American artist to receive a fellowship from UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) and became one of the first African-American artists to visit Africa.
  • His paintings were often large murals that covered walls in public places or at art museums (We have a few murals in our school! Do you know how many there are?).

Please answer the questions by looking at the painting. 

1. What do you see in the painting?

2. What do you think is happening?

3. How does it make you feel?

4. Do you have any questions about the painting or John Biggers?

  1. Comment by Martin 06 February 2015 at 1:10 pm

    1 -I see people having a good time and they have fruit


    2 -I think they are at a party


    3 -It makes me feel like a want to play the guitar


    4 -only one why is the big guy not wearing shoes

  2. Comment by anthoni 06 February 2015 at 1:11 pm

    1. i see people helping more people and give food
    2. i think people are helping people so they can eat
    3. it make me feel happy and good
    4. no

  3. Comment by Dizon 06 February 2015 at 1:14 pm

    1. i see people in the paint.

    2. people are moving.

    3. i feel happy about the paint.

    4. no.

  4. Comment by raphaella 06 February 2015 at 1:14 pm

    1.I see people and fruit
    2.Maybe a party somewhere
    3.This painting makes happy
    4.no

  5. Comment by aiden 06 February 2015 at 1:14 pm

    People with entertainments and food.
    Kind of sad because they kind of look poor.
    No.

  6. Comment by Jaylen 06 February 2015 at 1:15 pm

    I see people who are gathered around a person sitting on a bed of hay.

    I think that the people are in a parade or having a celebration.

    It kinda makes me feel sad and happy at the same time.

    Yes, I would have a few questions to ask John Biggers.

  7. Comment by anthoni 06 February 2015 at 1:16 pm

    1. I see people helping people and giving food
    2. I think people are helping people eat
    3. It makes me feel good
    4. no

  8. Comment by Tristen 06 February 2015 at 1:17 pm

    1. A guy that is doing a lot of things

    2. Things they like to do

    3. It make feel great they’re doing things at the same time

    4. how did he make stuff like that

  9. Comment by Julien Moss 06 February 2015 at 1:19 pm

    1. What I see is people fighting and doing their normal stuff.  2. What I think is happing the people in the painting are doing weird things. 3. It makes me feel kind of scared. Do I have any questions? no.

  10. Comment by Jake 06 February 2015 at 1:19 pm

    1. i see people all gathering

    2.it makes me think people are having a nice time and giving food

    3.it makes me feel happy and normal

    4. i have no questions

  11. Comment by passion 06 February 2015 at 1:20 pm

    I see people playing instruments.
    I think they are having a party some were fun.
    I feel like they are having a great time together

  12. Comment by danisha .h 06 February 2015 at 1:21 pm

    What I see in the painting is one person playing the guitar two people singing, and dancing.

  13. Comment by kabeer 06 February 2015 at 1:22 pm

    1. In the painting I think I see God.
    2.A lot of things are happening. One person is hugging each other.
    3.I don’t get any felling.
    4.I don’t have any questions.

  14. Comment by Passion 06 February 2015 at 1:22 pm

    1. I see people having fun
    2. They’re dancing and feeling joy.
    3. It makes me feel good about myself
    4. How did he make the beautiful picture?

  15. Comment by Fatima Ramirez 06 February 2015 at 1:24 pm

    1. In the picture I see people hugging, carrying, singing, and a person is playing the guitar

    2.I think there is a party going on.

    3.It makes me feel curious because i really don’t know what’s happening

    4.no

  16. Comment by gregory 06 February 2015 at 1:24 pm

    1. I see many people in the picture.
    2. I think the people are very sad.
    3. The picture makes me want to do my work instead of playing games.
    4. I wonder whether the painting is about slavery times or after slavery.

  17. Comment by sarah 06 February 2015 at 1:25 pm

    1. I see people eating together and they are all American and African and they are sing together and dancing together and it makes me feel happy. How did he make this painting?

  18. Comment by youngseok 06 February 2015 at 1:25 pm

    1. Many people, apples, many trees, papers,and hats.
    2. I think center people is playing they introduce different people listening to songs.
    3. Very big
    4.I don’t have any question

  19. Comment by jonathan 06 February 2015 at 1:26 pm

    It makes me feel good. I see someone doing what they and you like and art.

  20. Comment by Jadyn 06 February 2015 at 1:26 pm

    1. I think they are having a party.
    2. I think what’s happening is some people are playing music and some people are giving out food.
    3. It makes me sad.
    4. Yes i do - if you are a good artist, you follow your heart.

  21. Comment by Tashawn .b. 06 February 2015 at 1:27 pm

    1. I see a lot of people hugging, food, and instruments.

    2. I think that people are having fun.

    3. it makes me feel squashed.

    4.yes!!! Was john bigger popular?

     

  22. Comment by victoria 06 February 2015 at 1:27 pm

    1. What I see in the picture is people helping each other and taking care of each other.

    2. What I think is happening is that they are celebrating Thanksgiving.

    3. It makes me feel like I’m in heaven.

    4. No.

  23. Comment by trae 06 February 2015 at 1:28 pm

    1. i see people
    2. I think that the people are having a good time and I think they are having a party
    3. It makes me feel happy because the people are having a good time and partying
    4. no

  24. Comment by dion 06 February 2015 at 1:29 pm

    1. I think they are having a festival and a performance at the same time
    2. It makes me feel like i should have a good time

  25. Comment by diamond 06 February 2015 at 1:30 pm

    A man is playing is playing a guitar for music, a woman passing out fruit, people sleeping,and people dancing.I see people celebrating.It makes me feel happy and wanting to dance…WITH FRUIT! smile Does the painting represent black history month?

  26. Comment by lsamalea 06 February 2015 at 1:34 pm

    1.I see people helping to each other and singing. 2. They are giving water and a man standing at the rock. Maybe he’s planting, and they’re holding up a apple. 3.It make me feel happy because they are sharing and greatful. 4.Are they wearing shoes?

  27. Comment by Nipun 06 February 2015 at 1:34 pm

    1.I see people 2.One of the people is playing a guitar for the other people. 3.It makes me want to think about what they are doing. 4.I don’t have questions for the picture.

  28. Comment by Donnell Douglas 06 February 2015 at 1:38 pm

    1. What I see in the painting is a group of people having fun.                   
    2. What i think is happening is their having fun partying and celebrating a holiday.                                                  3. The painting make feel fun, partying and celebrating                      
    4. I don’t really have any questions for the painting or John Biggers

  29. Comment by McKenna bellamy 06 February 2015 at 1:38 pm

    1.I can see people, food and instruments.
    2.I think they’re at some place where they can hang out like a family reunion.
    3.It makes me feel sad because it looks like they don’t have very much stuff.
    4.Is it happening in the olden times?

  30. Comment by maiyann carter 06 February 2015 at 1:40 pm

    1.I see apples & hay. Also I see people wearing hats.
    2. I think they are picking apples and making music.
    3. I makes me feel like I want to dance and eat apples.
    4. My question is why are they close together.

     

     

     

     


             

     

  31. Comment by lily 06 February 2015 at 1:41 pm

    1. There were people carrying baskets

    2. I think they are having a party .

    3. AWESOME

    4. no

  32. Comment by shamiah barber 06 February 2015 at 1:43 pm

    1. I see black people and apples guitar and some hay and feet and I see
    a rock and this picture makes me feel happy - I think.

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