Of course we didn't just study one book and create one fabulous piece of art work! I brought a mountain of books and had several stations for participants to explore which ever endeavor was most appealing (Academic choice, baby!! Yeah!), of which the Piven portraits were the most popular. But this one came in a close second...
Book 2: Memory Bottles by Beth Shoshan
These amazing coiled creations hold a secret inside inspired by a heartwarming story of a little boy and his grandpa-ish neighbor. These were made using 8oz water bottles and Amaco white (air dry) Cloud Clay and liquid water color paint. Add a little glitter gel medium for a little sparkle! I love how sculptural they became!! Choose any number of artists to add a little history to this unit on how memories inspire artists!!
Elementary Art Needs More Sculpture...don't you think?