K-2, 3-5, Middle school
Creative Writing, Visual Arts
$1100 (1/2 day) $1400 (full day)
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BOOK follows the stages of creating an illustrated book. SOMETHING FISHY is an illustrator’s mystery.
Artist Steven James Petruccio, who has illustrated over 60 books, traces the history of illustration as a vital art form. Using actual sketches and finished artwork, he takes the audience on a journey through the stages of creating an illustrated book from story to published volume. After learning and seeing all the steps of creating a finished book, ideas are solicited from the audience and used by the artist to transform a blank piece of paper into a finished illustration. Learning standards 1, 3 and 4 are addressed as follows:. Students contribute specific ideas in the creation of a finished illustration during the performance. Students see various works of art, and discuss the feelings that the artwork evokes. Students will see artwork from various periods in history, and learn how they were used to illustrate events and scenery.
In SOMETHING’S FISHY students use a manuscript to create a sketch of the sea-suspect using visual clues, and creativity.”
PO Box 630, Melville NY 11747