Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Dream Something BIG – The Art of the Watts Towers

On Thursday, July 12 children entering grades 3-5 joined us for a reading of Dream Something Big: The Story of the Watts Towers. Using collage, author Diana Hutts Aston and illustrator Susan L. Roth, retell the story of Uncle Sam, a California Artist who collected broken bits of pottery, shells, and glass and turned them into a towering work of art. Using the book and images of the real Watts Towers, children created their own towers using collage and repurposing everyday materials into a piece of modern art. Check out to learn more about the Watts Towers, and to see photos and videos of this unique landmark.
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