Butterflies in Symmetry

Students in Ms. Attanasio's class were inspired by the shapes and colors Eric Carle uses in his artwork. They learned that insects have symmetry by observing them closely. To create their butterflies, they used a folded printing technique and added collage.

Artist Inspiration:
Eric Carle

Literary Connection:
"The Very Quiet Cricket"
-Eric Carle

Insect Collage

Ms. Najera's class explored the art of collage by looking at Eric Carle's techniques in his paintings. They learned that insects are comprised of three different body parts and emulated that through manipulating painted
paper into a collage.

Artist Inspiration:
Eric Carle

Literary Connection:
"The Very Quiet Cricket"
-Eric Carle

Dancing Worms

Ms. Russo's class learned about the unconventional ways Jackson Pollock created his paintings without a paintbrush. They explored the movements of worms by observing them dancing in their hands. To paint without a paintbrush, they used string and acrylic paint to mimic the worms movements over
their watercolor paper. 

Artist Inspiration:
Jackson Pollock

Literary Connection:
"Worm Weather"
-Jean Taft

Butterflies in Symmetry

Students in Ms. Jones's class were inspired by the shapes and colors Eric Carle uses in his artwork. They learned that insects have symmetry by observing them closely. To create their butterflies, they used a folded printing technique and added collage.

Artist Inspiration:
Eric Carle

Literary Connection:
"The Very Quiet Cricket"
-Eric Carle