We set out to work to create our own classroom book called The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse. This book was written and illustrated in the style of the author and illustrator Eric Carle. We painted paper to create our collage style illustrations.
We started out by reading the story. Then we each chose an animal to create and the color we wanted to use for the animal. Next, we had to paint lots of papers to create our animals. Mrs. Radermacher was a huge help with this part of the project!
Our next job was to make a practice animal. Eric Carle creates his artwork by making collages. This is new to us…we had to create the animals using only paper, scissors and glue. We looked through lots of Eric Carle books to find examples of the animals we chose to create. Then we used construction paper to make our rough draft.
Next, it was time to create of final copy for the class book. We got right to work!
We decided to dedicate our class book to Mrs. Radermacher. She is always so helpful and patient with us and helps us all the time!
Here are a few samples of the finished pages from our class book…
We hope you enjoy reading our book as much as we enjoyed creating it!