Friday, March 16, 2012

StoryBook Art



Last week's art study was of the book Carousel by Donald Crews. The book shows a carousel stopped, then going around, faster and faster and faster, then slowing back down, then stopping. We experimented with painting to show motion, but streaking the paint in one direction while it was still wet.

This lesson is one from the book StoryBook Art that we are using this year. I simply LOVE this book and this concept, and I'm delighted at the new way the kids are looking at picture book illustrations. This art is so much more accessible to them at this age than "great art" would be, but when they are older the same author has another book Discovering Great Artists that I am very much looking forward to using in a few years with the kids.

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