Enjoy lively literature with animals as main characters and be inspired to participate in related hands-on art activities. Infusing basic elements of art (shape, line, color, pattern and texture) students will create art with animals as subject matter across a variety of 2D and 3D media. These creative expressions will include drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and work in clay. We will also examine how various artists and illustrators depict animals, and develop language to describe what we see. Students will be encouraged to reflect upon their art objects by writing poems or stories about their own creations.
Shawn Wood is a Special Education teacher at the Bridge School.