In collecting information to design the unit on Trees, I discovered the work of Toni Demuro (view his work), an Italian artist
who uses the image of a tree in such a creative and whimsical way.
The students looked at pictures of his work and understood the playfulness of his compositions.
Each student was free to choose his/her favorite work and created their own composition.
Student comment: "I want the person to be a boy and so I don't want the bow."
Using water colors and pastels to complete the composition.
Student comment: " My sky has fireflies."
After dividing the composition, the student is using pastels to color the spaces.
Student comment: "It is not raining but this man is holding an umbrella."
The student wrote her name on the leaves of the tree.
The student worked hard to create the horizon line.
Using play dough to create the lines of the tree.
Student comment: " My tree is thicker than Mr.Demuro's tree."