Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Grinch & Whoville Art Lesson

Grinch & Who-ville Art Lesson

The inspiration for this project comes from The Elementary Art Room. She has such a great project with a Who-ville landscape and a giant Grinch. I just loved it when I first saw it. She also made a great handout for Who-ville and inspired me to make a few of my own for our class lesson.

Grinch & Who-ville Art Lesson

To start the lesson we explored Dr. Seuss's crazy illustrations and artwork. I discussed art words: architecture, shape (geometric & organic),line, pattern, color, variety, landscape, background, middle ground, foreground and they added adjectives: colorful, imaginative, droopy, weird, odd, crazy, curvy, unique, whimsical, funny, crooked. We also noticed that he included lots of signs and stairs in his art that depicted towns. And somehow we came up with some very awesome Who-villes in Dr. Seuss's style!

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Besides my handouts and two examples, I quickly showed them how I drew some Who-ville houses.

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Then away we went - starting with light pencil drawings and then advancing to markers. Grinch & Who-ville Art Lesson Grinch & Who-ville Art Lesson

We did have some project rules as well:
#1 Had to have a town tree and a town sign
#2 Had to have at least 3 buildings
#3 Use bright colors (I know this isn't indicative of the book but we all agreed we liked the colors in the movie (Jim Carrey's version)
#4 Had to include the Grinch

 Grinch & Who-ville Art Lesson

When done, they used green construction paper and a black marker to make a grinch face and two grinchy hands.

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1 comment:

  1. This looks like such a fun project! Would you be willing to share your house example handout you created? Thanks!

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