This guide is for teachers to expand on the picture book Rudy and Claude Splash Into Art by Adam McHeffey using Common Core standards. It contains pre-reading questions, body tracing and labeling activity, found art scavenger hunt, garbage can sundae, marble painting guide, and a marshmallow and toothpick structures activity.
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Rudy is a curious mouse who wonders, “What is art?” Claude, his feathered friend, tries to teach him. Rudy works on a self-portrait, a still life, a landscape, found art, a sculpture—all with disastrous results! Then he tries to create an artistic masterpiece, but...SPLAT! Has Rudy finally become an artist? Dynamic duo Rudy and Claude bring big personalities to this basic introduction to art.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Adam McHeffey is a musician and children's educator from Long Island, NY. After working at the Herman Agency, he wrote and illustrated his first picture book, Asiago, which School Library Journal called “a funny and fresh introduction to one of the most vulnerable vampires ever depicted for a child audience.” He also illustrates The Secret Knock Club series by Louise Bonnett-Rampersaud. He graduated with a BA from SUNY Purchase College and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.