Process Art Inspired by Favorite Illustrators


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Picture books are such a valuable learning tool.  They create opportunities for kids to learn about themselves and the world around them.  The illustrations allow even the youngest children to make connections to their own experiences.

In this series, we are going to explore the creative processes of some of our favorite illustrators and use their artwork as inspiration for art journaling.  This is a fun way to introduce kids to unique ways of creating art and show them the value of trying out a new process.

Each week I’ll post about one illustrator with an art activity to try out.  Here are ten art process projects inspired by favorite illustrators (each link will go live when the post is published!):

  1. Colorful Collages inspired by The Scraps Book by Lois Ehlert
  2. Black and White Photography with Cartoons inspired by Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
  3. Art from Recycled Materials inspired by Red Knit Cap Girl by Naoko Stoop
  4. Crayon Printing and Watercolor Art inspired by Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein
  5. Painted Tissue Paper Collages inspired by Today Is Monday by Eric Carle
  6. Digital Artwork for Preschoolers inspired by Along a Long Road by Frank Viva
  7. Texture Painting inspired by Froodle by Antoinette Portis
  8. Gouache Painting inspired by Big Bear Little Chair by Lizi Boyd
  9. Pulp Painting inspired by In the Tall, Tall, Grass by Denise Fleming
  10. Pen and ink drawings inspired by Robert Lawson’s artwork in Ferdinand by Munro Leaf


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