Monday, August 29, 2011

Art class in Ulsan: Eric Carle Style books

Surprisingly, the end of the Summer Art Class came faster than I expected.

Halfway through the class, the girls asked if they were JUST making a book. They had seen the work of the Winter Art Class and were a bit disappointed by how few projects we were tackling, but as they began to see their stories and books take shape, all their reservations disappeared.

The girls did an excellent job, especially considering the lag in the middle of the course, when they weren't quite sure what they were working toward. During this class, I wanted to avoid giving too much direction, so I didn't have a finished book for the students to look at, at all. In retrospect a bit more direction, perhaps with an "empty" book, might have been a happy middle ground. It would have provided motivation, but it also might have taken away the surprise at the end!

After much work in class, and hours spent at home binding the books, the Eric Carle style, illustrated books are finished!

Here are the results:

Lena's book: Caterpillar's Story
One day there lived a caterpillar. The caterpillar wanted to be a butterfly.
So the caterpillar ate many leaves.
But the caterpillar just got bigger and bigger.
The caterpillar was sad.
So, the caterpillar visited a butterfly. The caterpillar asked, and the butterfly answered.
"Go to the branch." The caterpillar listened. She went to the branch.
At last the caterpillar changed into a butterfly.
At last the caterpillar changed into a butterfly.
About the author.

Emma's book: The Ladybug's Adventure

One day, the ladybug lived in a leaf, but the ladybug didn't eat anything. So the ladybug was hungry, and she found some food with friends.
First the ladybug found an apple at the fruit store. The ladybug said, "Umm ... It's yummy!" but they were still hungry.
The ladybugs found a leaf in the woods. "Yuck!" The leaf was so bad!

And the leaf was next to the honey. "Wow, this is sweet!" They ate the honey and ate snacks too.

So the ladybug was full.
The ladybug said, "Oh! I am a happy ladybug!"
About the author.

Ana's book: Bunny Has Many Friends

One day, there was a bunny. The bunny didn't have friends and the bunny wanted friends.
But, it had only one friend. It was a squirrel. One day the bunny visited the bird's house.
The bunny said to the bird, "I want to be friends with you." So the bird said, "I don't want to be your friend because you can't fly."
So, the bunny was sad, but the bunny didn't cry.
And the bunny went to the squirrel's house. "Hello, squirrel. I don't have any friends."
The bunny was very sad, so the bunny wept.
The bunny grew, and now the bunny is a rabbit, so now the bunny has four friends.
Two squirrels and two birds. The rabbit was so happy!
About the author.


  1. It's neat how you used the window to show the same picture with different text on some of the pages. Great idea! These books turned out really beautiful :-)

  2. Very nice work.
    Shows your hardwork.