Stylized Art

Stylized means to represent something in a non-naturalistic conventional form.  Dan Yaccarino's work has been featured in magazines, ad campaigns, and animation worldwide. Using simple shapes and lines, Yaccarino’s distinctly retro-style illustrations (primarily in gouache) never fail to touch your heart nor transport you back-in-time.

Based on:

The Birthday Fish illustrated by Dan Yaccarino


  • Tempera paint
  • Paper


Learn about stylized art, organic and geometric shapes

Going About Your Artwork
Using shapes create a landscape.

Extension Activity
After learning about "Shape" as an element of art, students can study works of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, two of the artists who have used shape in a very significant way yet in different way in their artworks!