Maurice Sendak was an author and illustrator. His family members were the inspiration for some of his characters. Second graders learned about Maurice Sendak, studied his illustrations and searched for visual texture in his drawings. They created their own Wild Things using visual texture.
Third graders learned about foreshortening. Foreshortening is a type of perspective that adds depth. Foreshortening is when the size of an object is manipulated to look closer or further away. Foreshortening is shown by the large hands and feet and small body. Students created tints of blue to create the background. A tint is when when add white to a color to make it lighter.
Third graders used accurate art vocabulary to describe works their art and art processes.
Third graders learned about artist George Rodrique and his many paintings of Blue Dog. George Rodrique was born in Cajun county. Louisiana. Blue Dog was inspired by the tale of the Loup Garou, a mythical beast.