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.