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THE PAINTING BALLERINA

Level: Primary, Junior, Middle School
Grades: K-8 | Age: 5-14 | Written by: Gloria M. Buono
[Gloria is an author, artist and art educator from New York State]
Summary:

Just reading one or two chapters of The Painting Ballerina in one art session will provide unlimited creative concepts in art and inspiration to children and adults as well.

Objectives:

The biggest messages and creative ideas come from little books or little packages. And being creative and inventive go hand in hand. Children have the most fun when they let their imaginations run wild. Just reading one or two chapters of The Painting Ballerina in one art session will provide unlimited creative concepts in art and inspiration to children and adults as well. And there are a total of 12 chapters so this creative learning process can be stretched out for up to six art classes. There is nothing specific and no right way as to how their artwork should turn out. Everybody gets an A! This creative art exercise encourages thinking creatively and being hands on. Also a good exercise for improving listening skills.

What You Need:
What You Do:
  1. Read one or two chapters from The Painting Ballerina.

  2. Discuss the story and tell students to pick a scene or idea from the story that is very vivid in their imaginations and draw.

  3. Display the finished works and talk about them as a class.
Recommended Books/Products:
The Painting Ballerina
by Gloria M. Buono
Read about a young girl's adventures in art, music and dance and how she discovers and new art form - paint dancing!

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