During art class, we observed animals from a variety of Eric Carle books.  We discussed how Eric Carle animals had many different types of textures and designs.  The students explored paint and a variety of tools to create their own textured paper. They then used that paper to cut and collage together their own animals from their imagination.

Essential questions:

  • How do artists express their ideas?
  • How can art tell a story?

Enduring Understandings:

  • Artists explore a variety of media and materials to express their thoughts, feelings, and ideas.
  • Artists communicate stories through images.