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Re: interdisciplinary book illustrations

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Thu, 07 Jan 1904 19:15:47 +0000

I've done a book illustration project with 9th grade students (not
related to any English classes - they were creating their own books) and
I found it very worthwhile to spend a day or two analyzing children's
books. I borrowed a bunch from our elem. library and specifically picked
ones with a wide variety of illustration styles. Pen and ink, waterolor,
pencil, chalk, collage - but more importantly, illustrations that went
from photographic realism to pre-school type drawings. I wanted to
remind my students that there are many ways for a picture to tell a
story and that they don't have to be as real looking as photographs.
They just need to communicate. I make a wide variety of art media
available and then let them choose their own approach. They need to
include a quote from their story along with the illustration. Hope this
Sandra Hildreth
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