Why it Works:
Paper, paint or other art materials, camera, photo printer
Ask students to pick a favorite picture book. Take photos of students - straight or in character. In art class, students paint, draw, or make a collage of an illustration from or inspired by the book - and include their photo. Alternately, students can make cartoon cutouts of themselves that they insert into the book illustration. Post the artworks throughout the school.
Students connect reading and books with creativity, connects with art curriculum
Work with the art teacher to put kids in their favorite books!
http://carlisleartclass.blogspot.com/2012/11/alice-in-wonderland.html http://firstgraderatlast.blogspot.com.au/2011/05/its-all-about-pigeon-i-love-mo-2nd.html Book: When My Baby Dreams