Downloadable coloring activity based on the painting Southern Community by Robert Gwathmey. Artist: Kamila Glowacki
Robert Gwathmey. Southern Community, 1950. Oil on canvas. University of Illinois Purchase through the Festival of Arts Purchase Fund, 1950-1-1

First, let's take a look at the painting by clicking the arrow at the top of this page. 

What do you see? 

This is called "Southern Community." What is a community?

What are residents in this community doing?

Can you find people working, playing, and resting?

Can you find:

  • a woman hanging laundry
  • people talking to each other
  • a person sitting on a swing
  • a girl holding a baby
  • a man carrying sticks
  • children playing in a circle

We may be spending a lot of time at home now. What do you like to do at home?

Let's think about our neighborhood. What do you see in your neighborhood?

Do you see people walk their dogs, play outside, or work in their yards? What else do you see?


Now, it's your turn.

Color the page and make it your own. Show the people in your neighborhood.