In recognition of February as African American History month, Art Sphere created a series of handouts celebrating some significant African American musicians with ties to Philadelphia. Our city has a particularly rich musical history, and this series represents only a small sampling of the vast array of performers and artists who pass through Philadelphia.
The musicians highlighted in our series are Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Marian Anderson, John Coltrane, and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson. They come from musical traditions spanning many genres and styles, including gospel, blues, rock & roll, R&B, opera, jazz, and pop. Each is an innovator in their own right.
We are excited to honor their contributions to music and culture. You can learn more about Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Marian Anderson, John Coltrane, and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson at these individualized blog post links.
Are you learning about the guitar, violin, or drums in your classroom? These color-able diagrams pair well with lessons about these common musical instruments. They can be used to help … Continue reading Musical Instrument Handout Sheets
For our final installment in our series celebrating African American musicians from Philly, we are honoring musician and multi-talented cultural icon, Questlove! Questlove, (born Ahmir Khalib Thompson, 1971), is a … Continue reading Questlove handout
For the third entry in our handout series celebrating African American musicians from Philadelphia, we are paying homage to John Coltrane. Click here to download the John Coltrane handout PDF … Continue reading John Coltrane handout
For African American history month, this is the second installment in our series of coloring book handouts celebrating important musicians of Philadelphia! Today, we want to recognize the trailblazer, icon, … Continue reading Marian Anderson handout
In recognition of February as African American History month, Art Sphere is creating a series of handouts celebrating some significant African American musicians with ties to Philadelphia. In the first … Continue reading Sister Rosetta Tharpe handout
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As a companion handout to the Birthstone Art Project plan, we created a precious gemstones coloring page. As you learn about the different types of birthstones and gemstone cuts, think … Continue reading Precious Gemstones Handout
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