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Grades: 1 – 3

Medium: Chalk Pastel, Colored Pencil, Crayon, Oil Pastel, Watercolor Pencil

Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Little Mermaid”, Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki created the lovely Ponyo! Ponyo, the main character of the 2008 film, is a little goldfish who longs to live on land as a real girl. Dive into the whimsical world of animation with this lesson!

Art techniques:

plotting, dip & drag, highlights

Art Standards:

Kindergarten: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 4.1, 5.1

1st Grade: 1.3, 2.1, 2.4, 2.6

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