My kindergarten & 1st graders LOVED learning about artist ED HECK and his simplistic art pieces that add just the right punch of color! They fell in love with his art and wanted to learn how to draw every thing he had created. This was a great lesson for making observations, looking at line, shape and color. Ed is an artist that has a studio in New York. He has also written several children's books like the ones we used here.
I taught them step by step how to draw his creations. Each class featured a different piece. After they had theirs created which they were amazed at how good they did drawing, then I had them try to create their own pieces. They are just adorable!! If it wasn't the end of school we would have painted their pieces, but it was the last day and we just did not have time to get them finished. I have not received the COLOR by Penguins book yet and am so looking forward to getting it.