Storytime - Savvy and Maddy’s Amazing Art Project

Local Artist Kendra Preston

Kendra is a mom with a passion for writing and giving back to her community. She uses the experiences of her two children to examine social emotional issues and grow from them.  Find more of her amazing story on her website.

Class 1 - Storytime with Kendra Preston

Listen to this charming story from Kendra Preston, told as a loving mother would. Savvy and Maddy are two friends in art class who cooperate to make a painting together. Join them as they discover the uncomfortable feelings this experience uncovers. 

Book Club Questions:
  1. Have you ever had to work with a classmate, brother or sister, friend or on a team? Was it easy or hard? Did it make you happy or sad? 
  2. If you could fly on a plane and you could go anywhere you wanted to, where would you go and why?
  3. What is your favorite place? Why?

Use a piece of paper and pencil, crayons or paint to make a picture of your favorite place. Kendra also has some coloring sheets you can print at home and color. Our Printable Projects series contains other art activities for Elementary and Middle School students.


Purchases of Savvy and Maddy’s Amazing Art Project, through the end of May, 2020, will benefit the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy.  All of the proceeds from the sales of this book, through May 31, 2020 will be donated.  We would like to thank Kendra Preston for her generosity!

Find out more about Kendra from our blog post.

Share your work and stay connected!

We are curious to see your project! Upload photos in the comment section below. If you have trouble, or want to share a short video, email us at Leave your school name in the comment box and we will share images with your school!

We want to stay connected to our creative students when we get back to the new normal. While you are here, learn more about the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy. While we don't have much taking place in real space/time during the pandemic, we will get back to our regular live and in-person classes. When we do, we'd love to have you as a member!

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