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Pocket Full of Colors

 

 

 

 

 

Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire”

Mary Blair liked to collect colors. After attending art school, she was one of the first women to be hired by Walt Disney Studios. When Mary turned her work in, her ideas were rejected. She didn’t follow the black and white rules. But Walt Disney liked Mary’s art and invited her on a business trip to Brazil.

      In Brazil, Mary discovered vibrant colors.

This time some of Mary’s ideas were accepted but most were still too modern or abstract. Mary decided to leave her job.

Then one day Walt Disney asked Mary to work for him again. Mary did so with a request of her own – to be in charged. Mary designed the colorful ride, It’s A Small World.

This story promotes inventiveness, creativity, following one’s passion, taking risks, and creative person.

TITLE: Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire

AUTHOR: Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville

ILLUSTRATOR: Brigette Barrrager

PUBLISHER: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2017

AGE GROUP: 6-8

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: inventiveness, creativity, following one’s passion, taking risks, creative person

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Invent your own version of a color wheel, using colors you find that interest you. Instead of using the color itself like a smudge or paint stroke of a color, find images or things that show that color and use these to create your unique color wheel.

2) Start a collection of colors. When you have collected five things that represent a single color or shade of color, assemble those objects together to create a work of art.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about authors Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville, visit:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/98912.Amy_Guglielmo

http://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Jacqueline-Tourville/548773073

To learn more about illustrator Brigette Barrrager, visit:

http://brigetteb.com

The Big Adventure Of A Little Line

The Big Adventure Of A Little Line”

While walking a boy finds a line by the side of the road. He brings it home and forgets about it. Then one day he puts the line on a blank page. It moves. So everyday he opens his notebook and talks to the line.

Sometimes the line wouldn’t do what the boy wanted.

The boy and his line grow up together. Inseparable, they tell stories, visit famous people, do dangerous things and travel the world.

Then the time comes. The boy, who is now a man, cuts off a tiny piece of the line and places it along the road. Who will pick it up?

This book promotes creative process, creative expression, and passion.

TITLE: The Big Adventure Of A Little Line

AUTHOR: Serge Bloch

ILLUSTRATOR: Serge Bloch

PUBLISHER: Thames & Hudson, 2015

AGE GROUP: 4-7

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creative process, creative expression, passion

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) What artist do you admire? What do you admire about that artist? How is that artist creative? In what ways are you like that artist? If you think you aren’t similar to your chosen artist, think deeper because you do have something in common.

2) How is a line like a star? How is an artist like a brain? How is a book without pictures like you? After you answer these questions, develop your own questions comparing lines to other things that seem as if they wouldn’t have anything in common.

3) Listening to music of your choice, draw one continuous line for one minute (no lifting your pencil). Then reflect on your line. Turn it sideways, upside-down to see what else it can be. Transform your line into an image or incorporate it into another picture you have already drawn.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author/illustrator Serge Bloch, visit:

http://www.sergebloch.com

DIZZY

Dizzy

Dizzy, a picture book biography, “is the story of one real cool cat who must have been born with a horn in his hands…” Dizzy Gillespie, born poor and often beat up by other kids, re-channeled his anger into playing the trumpet given to him by his music teacher. As he grew older, Dizzy refused to follow the rules of music. He clowned around, added notes to songs, played never-been-heard notes, and always puffed out his cheeks when playing his trumpet. Dizzy had created a new kind of music – BEBOP.

This story is written like a jazz song with LOUD and s t a c c a t o beats, short lines, long lines and more, so the reader can feel the rhythm as seen in the illustration below.

This book promotes individuality, inventor, creative person, risk-taker, unique, and following one’s heart.

TITLE: Dizzy

AUTHOR: Jonah Winter

ILLUSTRATOR: Sean Qualls

PUBLISHER: Arthur A. Levine Books, 2006

AGE GROUP: 6-8

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: individuality, inventor, creative person, risk-taker, unique, following one’s heart

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) What are you passionate about? Do you feel like you can’t live without it? If you couldn’t pursue your passion, what would you do instead?

2) How do you express yourself creatively?

3) Whether or not you play instrument, what instrument do you like the sound of the most? What instrument do you like the structure and shape of the most?

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Notice how the illustrator uses color and thick brush strokes to convey the energy and tone of Dizzy’s music. Paint how you feel when you are doing something you love and then paint how you feel when you are doing something you don’t like.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author Jonah Winter, visit:

http://www.jonahwinter.com

To learn more about illustrator Sean Qualls, visit:

http://seanqualls.com