Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Eric Carle Collages

March is reading month!  In the art room, I always celebrate with an illustrator study.  Second graders learn about Eric Carle, author of MANY picture books including The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  I showed students a video of Carle painting his papers - he layers color and texture.  Then I showed them a video of Carle discussing and reading his book, The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse.  In it, Carle talks about how Franz Marc inspired him to create with abandon.  A horse doesn't have to be brown!

Day 1- Each student painted 3 papers with tempra paint- no pictures, just texture and designs.
Day 2 - Students used patterns to cut some of the parts of the owls or roosters.
I had different classes do different subjects.
Day 3 - Students finished assembling their collage.

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