I was recently asked by a colleague, who was travelling to Nicaragua, if I could get any of my students to make some artwork that he could take to a local school he was visiting. I decided to have my Grade 4's (who are super sweet and very generous- I knew they'd have no problem donating their art) make oil pastel drawings of Canadian birds.
So the students chose their own birds from a big folder of photos I collected on my laptop. We used red and blue construction paper. I printed off a photo reference for each student. They sketched in the basic shapes first, then coloured away.
I encouraged them to lay down the colour really thick, to mix colours, and
to create any type of background/habitat they wanted.
I was really happy how they turned out and was sad to see them go!
|Bald Eagle - not only in America!|
|Red Throated Hummingbird|