We looked at Suda the elephant that has been trained to paint. Link at the bottom. Power point to come.
K-2 is doing their elephants with the book Elmer and the Rainbow. Elmer is a patchwork elephant, so I gave them the grid sheet to draw their elephants onto. I did do a how to for this age level, but told them it was optional. Their elephants have such character to them and they make me smile.
We are going to paint & scrape the rainbows next week to collage our elephants on along with an elephant poem by the author Kenn Nesbitt. Kenn is coming to our school Oct 1 to do a poetry workshop so we are using his poems in our art room.
3-6 are doing their sketches on a sheet torn out of an old dictionary. We are just getting started...more to come!
Adding poetry by author Kenn Nesbitt to our pieces now. Kenn is coming to do a school visit Oct. 1 and we are super pumped for poetry! I had the poem printed on strips of paper and before I even discussed it, I just passed the poems in the middle of the table. They all picked them up and started reading...and I didn't even make them! WOO HOO! Love it. Now they are working on creating a creative layout to include their elephant & poem for the final piece. Can't wait to show you...
http://youtu.be/VQYEVQ4w7nw This is the you tube link to watch Suda the Elephant paint a self portrait. Pretty Amazing!
Power point presentation here: