Some third grade students in Mrs. Kaufman's class made a neat discovery...This Harptoons cartoon video is dedicated to Johnson Elementary!
At the end of February and early March, a cartoonist visited Johnson and Moyer, and presented to all grades, K-5. Steve Harpster, the artist of Harptoons, is focused on getting kids into drawing, creating, and imagining! Harptoons makes it easy for kids to get drawing with creative how to draw books that teach kids how to draw starting with a letter or a number.
I love when students discover helpful resources! A 5th grade student, Savannah, shared this great YouTuber: MyFroggyStuff, which has all kinds of videos on how to "create something fabulous" - craft tips and tricks on making a variety of projects, including this doll kitchen.
What I particularly like, is that the building tips appearing in this video can apply to ANY project. Watch how this doll kitchen is assembled and use the same techniques to build anything! Thanks for the tip, Savannah!
WHEN: Show Opening - Read Across America Day, Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 5pm-7pm
Artwork will remain on display through Sunday, March 6, 2016.
WHERE: Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch of the Campbell County Library
1000 Highland Ave, Fort Thomas, KY 41075
WHAT: Our 3rd grade students each recreated a book cover design in art class, based on a book of their choice. What do you imagine the characters and setting look like? What scene do you think should be on the cover? What style will you use? What colors? How will your design communicate a message about this book?
We all imagine differently as we read - now is the opportunity to visually share your interpretation of the book with a new cover design!
At the Recovering the Classics Event, two student artworks from each of the 3rd grade classes at Moyer, Johnson, and Woodfill Elementary Schools will be featured, professionally printed and mounted to foam core. Congratulations to all of our incredible 3rd grade artists!
Interspersed throughout the student art, we will display a collection of redesigned book covers created by various professional artists visually sharing their passion for classic literature combined with a more modern aesthetic. Visit 50x50.us to learn more about the Recovering the Classics images. The pieces in our show, chosen by our librarians, will find their home in our school libraries following the event.
The Creative Action Network requested more information about the project, and has highlighted our district in a blog post. Congratulations to the third grade in helping to inspire more teachers and students!
Here’s the general blog link: https://creativeaction.network/blogs/news
Link directly to article: https://creativeaction.network/blogs/news/115798659-recovering-the-classics-in-the-classroom