On this rainy-ish morning we met Dawson and Kellie for our second art class.Today, Miss Nancy read a story called Ish by Peter A. Reynolds before they started their art project.
In this book about creativity and the artistic process, the main character, Ramon, loves to draw - anytime, anywhere - until his older brother laughs at his work and Ramon loses confidence. Dejected, Ramon crumples up his art and is about to quit when his younger sister shows him that she has kept all his crumpled efforts. When he declares that the picture of the vase doesn't look like the real thing, she says that it looks "vase-ISH." The child understands that he doesn't have to draw exact replicas and begins to produce paintings that look "tree-ish," "afternoon-ish," and "silly-ish."
Miss Nancy talked to Grace and Dawson as she modeled the process and they all drew their version of a vase with flowers using pencils and black markers. Later, they added watercolors to make their drawings more vibrant.