This project has been on my back burner since, well....the pre-Pinterest days. Wow, how did we survive?! : ) I found this gorgeous collection on Artsonia and knew I had to give it a try one day. The children (K-4th grade) started out by drawing the beak and body and then added color to the background and body with chalk pastels. They could choose a realistic color scheme or a very imaginary one. The next step was to add the "eyes" of the feathers and attach them to the body using chalk or oil pastels.
Peacocks are a favorite subject of mine. It was fun approaching an old standby in a new way. The look of chalk pastels on black paper makes for a nice smokey effect. Well done guys...nice original pieces!