Inspired by Picture Books: A Daily Practice of Creative Prompts
All levels | 2 hours 40 min
Inspired by Picture Books: A Daily Practice of Creative Prompts
01:10
05:04
Week 1 - Lines
05:41
06:47
04:48
06:21
08:08
02:39
04:55
Week 2 - Shapes
02:27
06:52
04:16
04:56
08:00
05:41
03:09
Week 3 - Color
02:31
11:56
05:55
05:52
05:12
04:14
04:30
Week 4 - Favorite books
03:37
06:31
04:14
03:26
04:50
04:13
04:54
03:28
04:26
Taught by Constance Moore
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There's no need to visit a museum or fancy gallery to find beautiful art when there's a whole world of inspiring illustrations to be found inside children's picture books. This daily practice from artist, educator, and children's book illustrator Constance Moore pulls from these different facets of her life to bring you a unique art class for all ages. Each day, Constance shares a children's book, including a few she has illustrated herself, with a creative prompt inspired by the art in each book. Explore the elements of line, shape, and color while focusing on using accessible tools and materials found in most classrooms. Try playing with watercolor, tempera paint, oil pastels, or whatever materials inspire you. This class includes drawing, painting, collage, and even a three-dimensional piece. With years of experience teaching art to children, Constance embraces the joy of getting back to the basics, allowing you to discover and free your own creative spirit.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Children's books for inspiration - you can find a complete list of books that Constance refers to in the class PDF
  • Various papers and construction papers including black and white papers
  • Various marking tools like colored pencils, pens, crayons, eraser, pens, pencils, gouache, tempera, and watercolor paints
  • Watercolor paper
  • Adhesives such as glue, glue stick, and tape
  • A jar of water and paper towels
  • Paper ephemera such as file folders and magazine pages
  • Scissors
  • Paint brushes
  • Sumi ink
  • White gelly roll pen
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Oil pastels
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Learn how to:
  • Find creative inspiration in children's book illustrations
  • Play with tempera paint, watercolor, crayons, oil pastels, construction paper, white glue, and other accessible classroom materials
  • Observe your environment to find all types of lines, shapes, and colors
  • Create two-dimensional and three-dimensional art
  • Mix paint colors and match them to a natural objects
  • Explore radial symmetry, simple portraits, resist techniques, found words, doodling, collage and so much more
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Inspired by Picture Books: A Daily Practice of Creative Prompts Reviews
36 users recommended this class to a friend
Jennifer
Incredibly inspired by this talented instructor. One of the best classes I’ve ever taken on Creativebug.
May 12
 
Angela Lamet
Truly a different way to look at books. The various art techniques and styles were creative and varied.
May 5, 2024
 
Liz S
I loved this class for so many reasons. I really enjoyed the connection to all the wonderful books she introduced, and I found her such joy and inspiration.
May 4, 2024