Friday, June 21, 2013

Reading our Books!

Our awesome first week of camp concluded with each student presenting their books to the class in a "guest author" type of format. Students talked to the class about themselves and took questions. They discussed their writing style and the techniques they used to create the illustrations.

Students left camp with their picture, pop up, and flip books as well as with a significant increase in their confidence to create both through their art and with their words.

Next week...Fashion!! 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Awesome Pop-up Book

Pop up books are super cool. Especially if you are the person creating them. This pop up book lesson was found on one of my favorite sites The have great products and a huge lesson plan section for teachers. Some of the lesson plans even have video tutorials. Perfect. Check out the link below the pic to get to this great lesson plan!

Linking you to creativity!

Puppets spark creativity

The "art behind our favorite books" gas been a great start to our summer camps. We started class today a puppet skit. This was a great warmup exercise for getting the creative juices flowing.

The group was split into two teams and given puppets for each member. Working together and using a dry erase board, the team had to name characters, come up with a setting, challenge, motivation, obstacles, climax and outcome.

This was a fast warmup they had to be ready to perform in 15 minutes. Was great fun and enjoyed by all. There creative juices were flowing after!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Art behind books

Kids Create Art Summer Camp has begun. Woohoo! Week 1 is the "Art behind our favorite books".
Researching what activities to incorporate into this fun creative week of learning I came across several sites that I think are great! Check them out below our daily pic.

Day 1 of camp consisted of a field trip to the library and the checking out of 50+ books. #OCLS is awesome with all kinds of summer programs for kids and all of them free! When we returned to the studio we practiced drawing some Seuss characters, funked them up a bit, renamed them and gave them personality.

We talked about the Caldecott Medal and what it means, and then started researching the variety of illustrating styles used in the book we brought home. Camper first practiced tracing their favorite illustrations then drew them free hand. Tomorrow all students will be bringing ipads or laptops to explore the cool resources online that will help them create their own books.

Below is our pic of the day. Students presenting their own version of the Lorax.

Linking you to creativity!