Project Review: Anthropomorphic Animals
5th Grade Artists in Detroit, MI learn about anthropomorphic animals.
The Project: In the project ‘Anthropomorphic Animals’, student artists learn about anthropomorphic animals & look at examples of them through art, literature, and pop culture. They choose an animal, draw it realistically from photographs, and then use the background to show what human traits the animal has come to represent.
Ms. Howland-Bolton teaches 5th grade at Clippert Elementary in the Detroit Public School System. Every year her class chooses a name to go by: this year, the kids chose ‘The Cool Ducks’!
Art in school: Our school doesn’t have an art program. I try to do art in some capacity every day, but we usually have an actual art lesson (usually a Doodles Academy lesson) once a week, if testing doesn’t get in the way.
Literacy + Art: The concept of Anthropomorphic Animals is usually a little complex for 5th graders to grasp but they totally got it during this lesson.