Eric Carle is an acclaimed and beloved author and creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for children. His art is beautifully created using a collage technique and is distinctive and instantly recognizable. Eric Carle also had an extensive knowledge and love of nature. Due to this we chose plants and animals as our collage objects. We enjoyed the process of creating texturized painted using utensils, stamps, buttons, toothbrushes and more. We created a community pile of all the paintings and set out tracing our chosen object in its parts. And finally we began the process of cutting and layering to form these colorful and imaginative creations.
I believe that children are naturally creative and eager to learn. I want to show them that learning is really both fascinating and fun.” -Eric Carle[