May 16, 2011

The Imaginary Garden

Have you seen this book?


It's perfect for what we teach! It teaches about creating a mural, color mixing, creativity all in a beautifully illustrated book.

These "imaginary flowers" were inspired by the garden in the book. I asked students to pretend they went to the imaginary garden and picked a bouquet of flowers for someone special. Then we painted their bouquets with tempera and when they dried added details with oil pastels.






5 comments:

Mary said...

Love these Erica!I'm going to have to get the book.

MJ said...

Those are just beautiful and I will be checking the library for that book! So neat:)

Art Project Girl said...

It's one of the most developmentally appropriate book to teach mural painting to a first grade class! You'll love it. . . if you buy it you'll want it for years to come.

Kristyn DeMint said...

I justed added the book to my Amazon wishlist. Thanks!

Phyl said...

OOH I've never seen this book but it looks like something I'd like. The artwork is great!