Project Description

In this residency, students will experience how integrating artmaking processes into the language arts can support reflection and understanding of the characters, settings, and themes in their favorite stories.

This project is based on meaningful children’s literature, “Frederick” by Leo Lionni. When the community of field mice run out of food and supplies Frederick saves the day by lifting everyone’s spirits with his colorful poetry about the changing seasons and the warm, plentiful days ahead. This story explores the nature of work and the importance of community.

Final Product
Utilizing printmaking, collage, and drawing, each student will create a multi-media, layered art piece depicting a scene from the story.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will build literacy and language skills.
  • Students will understand how to create multi-media artwork by layering mediums.
  • Students will learn several printmaking methods.</