My experiment made from leftover paper from my
Abstract Art Fun class collage project
I was inspired by this Winter Bird Art Lesson from Deep Space Sparkle. My Children's Book Art group looked at the collage work of Lois Ehlert in her books, Snowballs, Pie in the Sky, and Top Cat. My students created a variety of patterned paper using watercolors and acrylics. A background in chalk pastels was created and next some birch trees (inspired by Ehlert's work in Snowballs) using cardboard and black acrylics. Birds were then created using templates and placed around their base to create an interesting composition. This is a great project to utilize any leftover patterned or textured paper.