Do you remember bringing your carpet square to the floor to sit for story time?
I just loved this grad assignment & had to share.
For an Art & Literacy Independent Study course I am enrolled in I was asked to paint a "carpet", to create a reading mat, inspired by my favorite book as a child or a book I like now.
I wanted to do something I could enjoy in my classroom so I turned to an all time favorite, The Dot, by Peter Reynolds. I think many art educators and creative minds will agree that this book is a must on every young artists shelf. After sketching and painting an old welcome mat white. This is what I came up with.
If you are looking for a way to collaborate with classroom teachers and make a work of functional art, I think this might interest you!
I think this will excite kids about reading and create an enjoyable, personal reading space with very little effort, time, and/or material, not to mention decorating skill.