Art by Subject > Book Inspired

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Leo Lionni’s book A Color of His Own inspires this chameleon.  Students practice drawing and learn a variety of watercolor techniques.
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Lionni’s book Swimmy is the inspiration for these jellyfish.  Using watercolors without pre-drawing, students choose a warm and a cool palette practicing several watercolor &   brush skills.
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Eric Carle’s book Mr. Seahorse inspires this lesson.  Students paint papers with tempera, then   cut out shapes, layering them to create this ocean scene; watercolor effects   for background.
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Carle’s book The Very Lonely Firefly is the inspiration for this painted paper firefly.  Students learn to visually deconstruct and reconstruct parts to make a whole.
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Marcus Pfister’s much loved book The Rainbow Fish inspires this watercolor painting.  Students practice drawing skills and watercolor skills.