Monday, May 2, 2011
I've Painted Everything Art Project
We own the book Hugo and Miles in I've Painted Everything! by Scott Magoon, and I have wanted to do a project with this book for the longest time. The book is about Hugo the elephant, a creative artist who runs out of things to paint. He decides to go on a trip to Paris with his friend Miles. While there, Hugo begins to see things in a different way and realizes that he can approach his art in different ways too.
After reading the book, I began by giving C and R the opportunity to see an object from different perspectives. I handed over my camera (always a big hit!) and let them take pictures of Kelly (our Bernese Mountain Dog) while they were sitting on top of the kitchen table (crazy, right?), sitting under the table, and standing on the couch. We looked at the pictures and talked about the different angles and how each picture is different even though Kelly never changed.
R took these pictures:
These are the pictures taken by C:
We had to do some painting too, of course. C and R chose to do an art project based on the pages where Hugo realizes that he can change the size of his canvas to have two different types of paintings. He creates a large painting and a very small painting.
For the large painting, I taped long sheets of paper onto the sliding glass doors in the kitchen for C and R to create their art. I encouraged them to make long strokes with their paint brushes.
C and R used index cards to create small works of art.
The index card idea was inspired by the index card art done over at Adventures in Mommydom.