I wanted to share the work that 5th graders did on their tunnel books. This was completed some time ago, but it is still on display in school.
Fifth grade artists each created their own illustrated character. They considered the character’s personality traits and physical features and how these would be shown. Here, students have created a tunnel book to capture their character in an environment. We studied the work of artist Andrea Deszo and noticed how she uses paper constructions to create a scene with depth. Students carefully considered what would be in their piece’s background, middle ground and foreground. Next, using colored pencil and colored pencil sticks, they created each layer. Finally, the scene was constructed in the box for support.