Merging literature with drawing.
Shel Silverstein’s precise language is cherished by children who learn that clever lines both tickle the funny bone as well as add insights into the process of discovering the self. Students naturally want to read his poems over-and-over again and begin to invent their own. In this class we read stories, and then inspired by the images we produce in our minds, craft and create our very own visual poems by using various mediums of art.
In a class that is meant to be shared with a cohort of creative friends, we develop an understanding of imaginative storytelling as we create the voices for our fabulous characters. Active image making, and clarity of speech is at the heart of this engaging class.
Get ready for an art premiere of inspired drawings and paintings, recitals of poetry, a reader’s theatre event of student created picture books, and a performance of a group puppet play of an original work created from the fictive minds of teachers and students as a penultimate act of bravery and joy.
Skills & Activities