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Tall Birds

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I love how these turned out! I was inspired by This project on Artsonia and put a little twist on it. We learned all about tints and shades and students remembered each by clapping about their heads in a triangle (tint like tent) and making a circle above their heads for shade (like a shady tree). We began with carousel painting. This dark-yellow was aptly named “the booger color”

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The next week, students created a background using liquid water colors and salt. They were amazed at the magic of the salt changing the colors.

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Students also used oil pastels to create patterns on their tints and shades squares.

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The next time we met, we began by gluing down a piece of yarn as the power line where the birds are standing.

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Then, students displayed their knowledge of geometry by cutting out their squares and turning them into circles. They chose three for their birds and three to turn into half-circles for the wings. Corners of scraps were chopped off for triangle beaks.

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White and black oil pastels were used to create eyes and tall legs. These are so whimsical and the birds have quite a lot of personality.

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Author: artwithmsk

Hello! My name is Ms. Katzin and I am an art teacher at an elementary school near Atlanta, Georgia. Teaching art is my passion and I love what I do!

3 thoughts on “Tall Birds

  1. These are SO cute. I am going to do them with the kids. Any tips for special needs kiddos?

    Hope you are well! Your blog is great. I “hear” your voice when I read it. You “sound” so happy!

    Take care!

    Victoria

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. LOL thanks, Victoria! For special needs kiddos I would recommend having them use a template to trace the circles for the bodies and wings or even cutting out the circles for them. I did these on 12×18 paper so another adaptation could be to do them bigger or smaller. You could also adapt it by having the kids make only 2 or even 1 bird or woking together to make a big mural of birds. Please let me know how they turn out 🙂

  3. I am so amazed at your students’ work. You must really inspire them to do their best 🙂

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