In honor of Black History Month, create your own Alma Thomas hanging glass panel!

Alma Woodsey Thomas (September 22, 1891 – February 24, 1978) was an African-American Expressionist painter and art educator best known for her colorful abstract paintings.

She lived and worked primarily in Washington, D.C. and The Washington Post described her as a force in the Washington Color School. The Wall Street Journal described her in 2016 as a previously “underappreciated artist” who is more recently recognized for her “exuberant” works, noteworthy for their pattern, rhythm, and color. Thomas remains an influence to young and old as she was a cornerstone for the Fine Arts at Howard University, started a successful art career later in her life, and took major strides during times of segregation as an African-American female artist.

Thomas believed that creativity should be independent of gender or race, creating works with a focus on accidental beauty and the abstraction of color.

Enjoy the design process and have fun!

Your Kit will Include:
– Step-by-step instructions
– Clear base – 6”x 8”
– 1/2″ cut color squares
– Glue

Students will purchase the materials and follow along with the instructional video at home. This video is a short lesson on how to create your own fused glass panel.

Students will pick up material pack curbside from VisArts and drop the finished project off curbside to Visarts to be fired. Select a time for pick up/drop off here. That’s all you need to do!

VisArts will mail students their completed project to the address provided during registration. If your mailing address differs from your billing address, please write your mailing address in the Notes section during registration.

Select a time for pick up/drop off here.