In Not a Box, a rabbit uses its imagination to transform a cardboard box into a race car, a robot, and a spaceship. With a little imagination, the ordinary becomes extraordinary!
Art Tales: Not a Box
Age 4 through Grade 1
Art Tales is a tour designed for the Gallery’s youngest learners. This tour includes the reading of Not a Box by author Antoinette Portis, exploration of two works of art, and an art-making experience.
Looking and Learning Skills
During the Art Tales: Not a Box tour, students will discover how artists use their imaginations and draw inspiration from the world around them to create modern sculptures and paintings. On this tour, students will:
• observe, describe, compare, and contrast works of art
• create a three-dimensional, multimedia work of art
Length: 45–60 minutes
Materials needed: cardboard box, glue/tape, crayons
Examples of Works Featured on Tour
Additional Gallery Resources
• Art Tales for Pre-K
• An Eye for Art
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