Register   |    Reset Password

Dawn's Early Light / Malone Connection

The Art of Story Illustration - Grades 3-8 Campus Program

Time Frames
During School Day, After School, Summer, Weekend
On Campus Program
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Community/Fam., Talented/Gifted


How do artists create wonderful picture-book illustrations? Why do children love reading ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ over and over again? Students explore the relationship between story and illustration, words and pictures. They take a story - discuss character, emotions, attitudes, and behaviors – role-play the attributes, and transform those personality attributes into visual art. They have explored the story through discussion, dramatization, analysis, and illustration! The process sets thematic groundwork and strengthens comprehension. When students complete the process they have an evolved understanding of story creation.

Students Will

  • Analyze illustrations from well known picture books
  • Explore shape – using the alphabet and explore the geometry of movement - by using lines
  • Communicate personal ideas about the art work and evaluate final drafts
  • Book: The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister ISBN 1-55858-010-7 (Grade 2-6) *simple lines, wonderful color, shapes of sea creatures and plants ISBN:1558580093
  • Book: Drawing Fun - Fun with Pencils * Scholastic ISBN 0-590-62167-X (Grade 1-6) *Shows the basic shapes in art ISBN:978-0857687609
  • Practice and experiment with combinations of elements to create fun characters


Dates: Monday - Saturday
Times: 8:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Duration: 60 minutes
School Fee: Price Per Hour: $150.00
Minimum Attendance: 8
Maximum Attendance: 30
Bilingual: No
Technical Needs: A dedicated space with large table surfaces, open space for improvisation...chalk board or white erase board is optional.
Other Information: Minimum of two back to back classes per day * does not apply to after school bookings * please read cancellation policy

Scheduling / Booking

Instructions: For Scheduling call: Esther Malone 214-704-6782 [email protected] or [email protected]
Deadline: Available
Cancellation Policy: A program is confirmed when you receive your contract by mail, fax or email. Should illness, inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances prevent the program from taking place as scheduled, Dawn’s Early Light (DEL) will offer the option of rescheduling or using a substitute artist. All cancellations are subject to full payment. With the exception of unforeseen circumstances, changing the date of a specific session can be made with two weeks notice and is subject to the availability of the artist. Changing the start date of a program can be made with a two week notice without penalty.
After School Policy: A teacher or afterschool employee must be with the students at all times to assist with classroom management. They are also responsible for supervising the students before and after class, walking students to the bus or releasing students to their parents.

Curriculum Information

Lesson Plans

No lesson plans available to view


Select grade level(s) for standards to be displayed: