Sunday, March 24, 2013

Birds and Birch Trees

I am sure many of you have seen this art project on the web at Deep Space Sparkle. I really enjoyed this lesson because it offered a variety of techniques and materials. I first gave students a 12x18 piece of white drawing paper. Students folded the paper into 8 sections. Students drew different designs in each rectangle using crayons. Then students used water colors to paint the remainder of the rectangles. The painted paper was used for the birds.

I offered students the option to trace the birds or create their own. I created tracers for the birds in the handout below.

9 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I did this lesson with my class, too. What brand of construction paper are you using? So much brighter than mine!

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  2. I use tru-ray. I really like that brand.

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  3. What grade level was this taught to?

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    1. In my building we have grade bands. This was 3rd and 4th grade.

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  4. Do you have the bird template that you could send me?

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  5. Hi Courtney,

    Email me and I will send you the template. I am on maternity leave but when I get back I will send you the template.

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  6. Would you please send me the file, too? paulamooney@me.com

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  7. Could you email me the template please?
    langni@medford.k12.wi.us

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