Art & Storytelling: Apples by Nikki McClure

This week we worked off Nikki McClure’s, Apple. Her wonderful paper cuts are bold and graphic and her single word storytelling format allows for children to fill in the blanks and use their observation and imagination to tell the rest of the story. We warmed up...

Celebrating Spring: Birds

First I must credit the amazing Patty at Deep Space Sparkle for the inspiration and foundation lesson plan. You can visit her online shop for amazing art lesson plans at amazing deals. And no she didn’t pay me to say that!! Patty mostly works with K-6 grade and...

Art & Literacy: Dr. Seuss Fish

I love Dr. Seuss because he’s witty, creative, and fills the imagination with as many goofy illustrations as fanciful word plays and rhymes. To wrap up our three week session of Art & Literacy I introduced Dr. Suess through the first nine pages of “One...

Art & Literacy: Lois Ehlert Clay Flowers

Lois Ehlert’s, Planting a Rainbow, was a great fit for Studio Sprout’s summer curriculum because it combines the themes of art and garden. I love Ehlert’s educational approach through simple story telling and bold visuals. Planting a Rainbow is a...

Art & Literacy: Eric Carle Collage

We started our three week Art & Literacy session with Eric Carle’s book The Hungry Caterpillar. I love how storytelling can communicate a theme and inspire art. Usually we start class inside and move outdoors for a second project of free-time, but for this...