4/5 Art Update – December 2015

In 4/5 Art, students did scientific research toward preparing for their current project, tunnel books featuring original mixed beasts of their own creation. They45_Mixed Beasts discussed animal adaptations in nature, including body coverings (such as spotted fur or white feathers), body parts (such as long legs or hooked beaks), and behaviors. We then read the book “Mixed Beasts” by Kenyon Cox and Wallace Edwards. If you ever want a really fun book to read at home, I recommend this book to children and adults of any age.

Using what they learned about body parts and body coverings (those adaptations that they can see), students created their own mixed beast, including a made-up habitat and imaginary hobbies.

Students are currently designing and creating tunnel books, a 3-D object where the viewer can see depth in a single scene. It can be a challenge to go from 2-D to 3-D, but our students are doing a wonderful job.

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