"The reason most people draw badly is that they draw symbols instead of what they see." Danny Gregory

Unit Five: Essential Question: "Where do ideas for art come from?"

Teacher Question: How can we use art to express ourselves and tell a story?

The power of story telling through illustration/ sight and touch. We will brainstorm ideas for the theme "My best day ever"

and a design for our handmade artists books..

Studio and SKB Rubric:

Some examples from this unit:


Twenty Illustrators talk to children about their books.

Check out pinterest and my pinterest site on handmade books for inspiration.

Danny Gregory

The Art of Breakfast! yeah for the everyday!!

The Art of Breakfast: a film about Danny Gregory from DannyGregory on Vimeo.

Two young girls make a book about their illustrated journey in Japan

France Belleville

Noah Z Jones