Pastel Elf Owls

6:50 PM

Happy 10th Birthday Jenna!

Before Winter Break my Animal Art Fun kids created these owls in their choice of oil or chalk pastel. This was a very open ended project as I allowed them to create realistic or imaginary birds. Our inspiration was the Elf Owl, a very tiny round headed owl that live in the southwest of the US and Mexico and often reside in cacti. My 6 thru 9 year olds followed a loose direct line drawing lesson but could make their own unique spin on things.Their cutout owls were glued on top of a moonlit sky created with watercolor and acrylic moon and stars. It always fascinates and delights me to see the direction children will take the same project directions.

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