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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Patricia Polacco Eggs

Third graders learned about artist/author Patricia Polacco. Polacco was born in Michigan and is from Russian and Ukrainian descent. We read her book Rechenka’s Eggs. Her grandmother taught her the art of Ukrainian Egg decorating. We watched a video of Polacco using the technique of hot wax and dyes in a video from Reading Rainbow.

For their art project, students first drew three eggs, one egg had to be overlapping another egg. Next they created patterns and designs on their eggs like Polacco. Then they traced their eggs and designs in glue (similar to the way Polacco used hot wax). And lastly they colored in their eggs using chalk pastels.

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