art class 4

Continuing with our preschool art class series, this week we focused on Eric Carle.

Just to recap, these posts are sharing what I did in an art class for 3-5 year olds with our local homeschool association. This happened to be the week that I had to be out tending to a sick toddler so I don’t have any pictures of the class. However, I will share ideas and fun facts!

Eric Carle is best known for his popular children’s book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” He was born in New York on June 25, 1929.

He utilizes paints and collage to illustrate his work. His illustrations are absolutely beautiful. He paints different papers and then cuts and layers them to create his images.

This week in our art class, the children heard several books by Eric Carle including “Head to Toe” and “The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse.”

The children then got to use water colors to create their own masterpieces.

Barnes and Noble Online Story Time has a Video of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” being read by Eric Carle himself. You can find it here.

Be sure to check out the other posts in this series:

Michelangelo

Van Goh

Dr. Seuss

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Preschool Art Class Part 4

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