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Saturday, March 11, 2023

Winter Cardinal Paintings

Somehow I haven't done a cardinal themed project for a while. They are my favourite bird and I've done SO many cardinal lesssons with my students over the years.
See them HERE, HERE, HERE , HERE and HERE!
Ironically, cardinals don't even live where I am unfortunately- they're more of an Eastern Canada bird and only in certain small areas.

Why am I doing a winter themed project in March you may ask? Well, it seems like it's always winter where I live in Alberta, Canada, lol. We've had a very snowy March (and cold -17C!) with even a big snowfall last night! It honestly felt like Christmas outside last night- a complete winter wonderland.
My morning and afternoon drives to work are NOT FUN.

Anyway, Grade 4 students started by choosing a colour of 9 x 12" construction paper. Thry sketched on a branch, then drew on a cardinal. Then, using tempera paints, they painted everything in. I demonstrated how to paint pinecones, and pine needles. Some chose Holly leaves. 

They used a bit of white and black to add some shading. 
Then they dotted white snow over their entire painting.

Some of the finished pieces. Hopefully I will move on to actual Spring art next week, fingers crossed, haha!


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