Category: Art

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment Lesson Activity

Think of a time when a painting made you pause and wonder. What was it about the artwork that caught your attention? When Parker Curry was two years old, the portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama stopped her in her tracks. She was entranced… Continue Reading “Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment Lesson Activity”

It began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way Lesson Activity

Introduction Gyo Fujikawa did not see herself in the pages of picture books. She knew this was a problem. In the book It Began With a Page, we learn how Fujikawa paved the way for racial inclusion in picture books. The lesson activity invites… Continue Reading “It began With a Page: How Gyo Fujikawa Drew the Way Lesson Activity”

The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons Lesson Activity

Summary How do you develop a product that people love?  You start by listening to what people need. Then you research, experiment and ask for feedback. In The Crayon Man, we see how Edwin Binney created Crayola crayons. Binney was an inventor. His products made life… Continue Reading “The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons Lesson Activity”

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall

Summary With contemplative illustrations and word structure, Sophie Blackall tells the story of a lighthouse. Her creative talents shine with her ability to portray simultaneous events. We see the life of a lighthouse keeper contained in circles surrounded by rope. The evocative seascape takes… Continue Reading “Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall”

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