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Use the news: What a large drawing

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Lesson for grades K-4

People are often told to stretch their imaginatio­n to create new things. In Philadelph­ia, a 24-yearold artist has stretched her imaginatio­n so much she has set a record for the biggest drawing ever created by a single person. Dyymond Whipper-Young created her artwork as part of a new exhibition at the Franklin Institute museum called “Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition.”

Her drawing covers 6,450 square feet within the museum — more than the size of an NBA basketball court. Her drawing focuses on the sea, land and space and other elements of the IDEAworks exhibit. She drew the entire thing with black Crayola Project XL Markers, and it took 63 hours to complete over five days.

The Franklin Institute, which opened in 1934, was created to honor America’s first great scientist, Benjamin Franklin. Art and drawing are great ways to express yourself and show creativity.

Activity: In the newspaper or online, find and closely read a story about something that interests you.

Dyymond Whipper-Young created her artwork as part of a new exhibition at the Franklin Institute museum called “Crayola IDEAworks: The Creativity Exhibition.”

Her drawing covers 6,450 square feet within the museum. Her drawing focuses on the sea, land and space and other elements of the IDEAworks exhibit.

Use what you read and your creativity to create a drawing or artwork expressing your feelings about this

subject. Discuss your work and what it says about your feelings with family, friends and classmates.

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