While reading aloud, the children were permitted to freely draw what the heard. They drew everything from characters and back pack items to conflicts, actions and beautiful island settings.
After sketching, drawing and painting characters, the lower elementary students created a background and collaged the setting of story using prepainted textured paper.
Below is a chapter 1 and 2 illustration, of the cat telling Elmer about the captured dragon.
Hursey students performing "My Fathers Dragon" for Primary students
Upper Elementary read the book independently and they all received their own copies. They all made clay dragons in their own style. Kris Manning http://www.feralcreative.com was our guest artist and came to help us with the faces and personalities of our dragons.
Kris Manning, http://www.feralcreative.com visiting artist made her own version of "My Fathers Dragon" before she came to work with us!
Below are photos of both schools being seated for the puppetry and theater magic of "My Father's Dragon" perfectly performed by the Enchantment Theater Company at the Charleston Gaillard Center. The Charleston Gaillard education initiative hosts all Title One schools to the show and transportation! We brought approximately 500 students on 8 buses!
M.C. Hursey Elementary
Murray LaSaine Elementary
After the show, the private tour of their own art exhibit
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It was, and is an honor to be a part of the Charleston Gaillard education initiative to create more arts infused opportunities for engaged learning experiences for ALL children.
The students are so grateful!