Art is “Character” Building

Since the Grade 5 and 6 students began drawing and making masks inspired by the art of Indonesia I have been impressed with the “characters” which have emerged in the student artwork.
The Grade 4 students have been drawing dragons on carboard plates. Felt tip pens were used and  liquid glitter was brushed over the top as a varnish.
 We have been looking at the animals portrayed on the Chinese 12 year Calendar and most of them were born in 2000- The Year of the Dragon.
In both cases I feel that the “characters”  would be the ideal starting points for story writing.