Third graders reviewed the wonderful artist Eric Carle. We watched a short interview with Carle about his new book the Blue Horse. This video was great because it showed how he puts together his pictures for his story using the collage technique. That is what third graders focused on, using collage in their art work. Instead of painting their paper like Eric Carle, they used oil pastels and made lines and patterns all over their paper. Next they followed a map of how create a hippo with simple shapes that I drew out a head of time on the chalk board. They pieced together their hippo on a water colored background. Last step was adding the under water effect by putting white or light blue tissue on top of hippo using art paste.