Thursday, April 2, 2009

James Gurney's Visit

Today was a very special day at Lynch-Bustin Elementary School. Artist James Gurney, the creator of Dinotopia came and talked to us about how he creates his paintings and books.

Every class got a chance to hear him, see him draw and ask questions.

He showed students how many stages are involved in taking an idea from rough sketch to finished painting.

Here Mr. Macik is explaining his great idea for using Hero-Clix to teach Algebra!
The presentation was informative and fun. What I hope kids get out of it most is how the things we learn in school can be the springboard for a lot of creativity, excitement and fun. What we always knew is that learning is important. What James Gurney reminded us of is that it can be a lot of fun.

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