Monday – Artwork inspired by the book, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds and we cut out ‘dots’ and taped them onto card stock and used various colors to paint the whole page, we explored color mixing, then took off the ‘dots’ to reveal our negative space artwork!
Tuesday – Artwork inspired by the book, Paint Me a Picture by Emily Bannister. We used extra materials that we had in our closet and used all one color to create multimedia art!
Wednesday – Artwork inspired by the book, Invisible Scribble by Diane Alber, a story about a white colored scribble that wasn’t showing up on white paper, and all his friends helped him shine through. You can use a white crayon on white paper (rather than the sharpie that we used,) and then have your child watercolor over the white crayon to reveal their surprise scribbles.
Thursday – Artwork inspired by the book, Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. The children were encouraged to use their imagination just like Harold did, all we used was cardstock, purple watercolor paints, and purple crayons!
Friday – Artwork inspired by the book, Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds, a story about coloring in the sky without blue paint. We created beautiful sunsets using orange, red, and yellow, we covered each section so that they could create an ombrè effect. Then we asked our students, what is one thing you can find in the sky, and then we added it after the paint dried.