Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Where The Wild Things Are Art Ideas

Where the Wild Things Are
We read Maurice Sendak's popular story, Where the Wild Things Are and got some great inspiration for doing art and writing. I will share our writing activities in another post.

I got this great art idea from
Submitted by Jeryl Hollingsworth of La France Elementary, La France, SC it was the perfect way to explore texture and discuss the illustrations found in "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak.
Here are some pictures of what we created. I modeled drawing a wild thing on the board, and we discussed the features, and how to create texture etc.
Then they used crayon as suggested and did a paint wash over the wild thing. I added black outlines with a felt and then they cut out their wild thing. The next step was to create the background and they used pastels and paint for this.
Then we stuck the wild thing onto the background and displayed them.

We also are working on a big wall frieze. We still have some trees to add onto our big wall picture, but this will give you an idea how things are progressing. Here is a video of some of the children painting.

Carefully cutting out a wild thing.

Our Big Wall Wild Things Display

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for your great ideas! I use to work at the Kohl Children's Museum in Glenview, IL and they own an exhibition of Sendak. We should have done something like this at the museum. I hope to use your idea today! Thanks!!


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