Third and fourth graders are working on an integrated art/language arts/ technology project during our integrated art time. The idea was born from the children's book "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" by William Joyce. In this story, a man writes his hopes, dreams and memories. Students responded by writing short memoirs of their most vivid memories. They also have been working on art journaling around the themes in their writing.
In order to create a very special piece that combines their writing and art, we invited guest artist Elissa Campbell to our art class. She is a professional book artist from Montpelier. She took time out of her very busy pre-holiday schedule to teach us how to make a simple handmade book and give an introduction to art journaling.
See more of Elissa's work here:
Here are our finished books. We used beautiful handmade paper for the covers.