Crayon Resist Fish Inspired by Swimmy
Students will become aware of the illustrating style of Leo Lionni as they create a crayon resist underwater scene after reading the book, Swimmy.
By Vera Trembach [Vera is an artist from Saskatchewan Canada]
- Students will read the Leo Lionni book: Swimmy.
- Students will become aware of the illustrating style of Leo Lionni and create an underwater scene.
- Students will learn to appreciate the art created not only by them, but by others as well.
What You Need:
- Leo Lionni’s book Swimmy.
- Wax crayons including neon colors
- Blue tempera paint
- Big paint brushes
- Large art paper
What You Do:
- Read the story – Swimmy by Leo Lionni.
- Go back to the beginning and study the illustrations with the children.
- Children draw fish and underwater detail with wax crayons.
- Encourage children to illustrate many fish.
- Some may imitate the patterns used by the illustrator.
- Cover the paper with a blue paint wash.