The kids just finish their unit on Nancy Ekholm Burkert using my Storybook Artist Curriculum. Elizabeth could not wait to start this unit study since she knew one of the storybooks that we would be using is a version of Snow White! Beck was immediately intrigued by the realistic artwork he found in Mouse and Lion. So, we gathered our magical storybook paint brushes (hypothetically) and set out on our Storybook Artist journey!
Beck and Elizabeth both studied the artwork throughout the storybook Mouse and Lion. I selected a random page in the storybook and asked the children if they were to name that piece of art what would they title it?
As part of this lesson Beck completed his Illustrator Report on Nancy Ekholm Burkert by using this worksheet included in my curriculum:
This unit also expanded the kids artistic skills by completing a fun tissue paper collage project. Prior to the project I had to make this homemade starch glue (the link for the recipe is in this curriculum and I highly recommend making this in the morning before school or perhaps the night before).
This is just a pinch of our magical art journey in this unit! If you are following along on our storybook journey through the art world please feel free to link up your blog posts below for the Nancy Ekholm Burkert unit!