Students continued work on their monster cityscapes. We read the book Julia's home for lost creatures by Ben Hatke. Students payed close attention to all the different types of monsters and their textures and body shapes. After the book, they began a drawing of their creature. The students used paint infused sponges as "ink pads" to dap and print with things like spools, plastic dowels, canisters, etc to create textures on their monsters.
After the paint was dry, students cut out their monsters. students learned about the art of collage and using scrap paper from our bins, began adding details to their monster and background. After they finished their composition, we hung them in the hall so that everyone could see these wonderful masterpieces!