Thursday, June 30, 2011

Talking with Teachers in Texas - Art and Early Literacy

I wanted to use this post to share and celebrate my day spent with K-2 teachers in Hereford School District. We explored art and literacy connections, specifically looking at developmental stages of artistic development and discussing how the Studio Thinking Habits of Mind developed at Project Zero can relate to classroom art workshop practice. Taking inspiration from the popular children's book author, Eric Carle teachers created collages using painted papers. We combined oil pastel, crayon and watercolor to paint designs and then combined these with torn paper to create unique narrative collages. Check out the great variety of techniques and subjects below.
Just imagine the stories we could tell with these great collages!

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