Discovering Art Through Children’s Literature with Jennifer Totaro


One semester- spring only

Teacher:  Jennifer Totaro

Recommended Grade Level:  5-12

Day and Time:  Fridays at 9 am ET

Prerequisites:  None

Course Materials:

This list is available at Blick Art and can be found at:

Please note that this list is inclusive of the items that you will need for the upcoming year. Some of them you may already have at home and you do not need to purchase new ones specifically for class. If you are in doubt of whether materials that you already own will be sufficient, please feel free to email Mrs. Totaro prior to purchasing. You are welcome to purchase these items from any location and please be certain to check for promotional codes or coupons wherever you purchase from, since most art stores offer them.  *If you or a sibling are taking another art class with me, be sure to check for the combined art list as many items on this list may be shared and do not need to be duplicated!

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Class Description

We all had favorite picture books as a child, and if we are asked about it, we would probably share the story that it contained.  However, if you close our eyes, you can probably picture an illustration from that book that brings the story to life for you.  Was it the cartoon-like characters, the intricate borders, or perhaps the collage creations that captivated you?  Perhaps it was the life-like paintings or the photographs that stuck with you.  So often, we overlook the art of illustrations, yet it is what draws us to a book.  In this class, we will be looking a bit more closely at how art is used in children’s literature and why it should be considered.  In Discovering Art Through Children’s Literature, we will explore the variety of techniques employed by illustrators, discover other famous works that utilize those techniques and create with those same techniques.  Using a fun, hands-on approach, we will consider and create art from a fun, exciting and thoughtful realm that will improve your artistic skills, challenge your imagination, and help you see art in a whole new light.  A wonderful class for artists and non-artists alike! Because of the interactive nature of this class, microphone capabilities and a webcam are required.