• ART CHALLENGE 3: Create a Character and Illustrate a Story


    Another artist who writes and illustrates stories is Eric Carle. He was born in Syracuse, NY, then moved to Germany, and then back to the United States. He has written over 20 books and illustrated over 70 books. He develops creative characters and puts them in settings that help tell the story.

    Some of his most famous books include The Hungry Caterpillar, The Grouchy Ladybug, or The Mixed-Up Chameleon.


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    • Using the Venn diagram below, list what Faith Ringgold and Eric Carle have in common and how they are different.


    Faith Ringgold  art Eric Carle



    2) Below, define the following words.








    3) Are you more like a Hungry Caterpillar, a Grouchy Ladybug, or a Mixed-Up Chameleon? Explain why below.



    4) Choose an adjective from the list below or one of your own that represents you.

    • Happy

    • Sad

    • Silly

    • Crazy

    • Funny

    • Sleepy

    • Your Choice


    5) Choose an animal or creature that represents you.

    • Dog

    • Unicorn

    • Fish

    • Dragon

    • Bird

    • Reptile

    • Your Choice


    6) Now use that adjective and animal/creature to imagine a character. Then draw the character in a setting that helps tell the story of your character.


    7) On a separate paper, explain what kind of animal/creature you created, what setting you put it in and why. For example, my character is a sleepy wolf that is in the woods looking for a place to sleep. Or, my character is a silly unicorn flying in the sky trying to find a cloud of glitter. Your turn!


    8) If you want to challenge yourself further, you can also write the whole story on a separate sheet of paper.