Love Chris Allsburg's books and I tied it in with a piece from Monet to inspire these 2nd graders to create their pieces.
To create these we used shaving cream and water color paints instead of actually painting our background. Love how these colors turned out and they looked so much like Monet's sunset above the water,
The students created their boats to collage on top of the water backgrounds. I am not sure what has happened to my final pictures that I took...but you get the idea. As I reflect, I think in my next attempt...I will use scrapbook paper or fabric to create the sails.Here some of my 3rd graders did Monet's Waterlilies using finger prints and adding a bridge on top. We looked at how he did his brush strokes to paint his piece. They are lovely.