This project was loosely based on the art of folk artist, Heather Galler. She is heavily pinned on Pinterest and has a large shop on Etsy. Her colorful and patterned filled animal art make great springboards for art lessons. My students chose large or extra large black paper for their compositions. They followed a basic line drawing lesson to create their owls and could then decide how detailed they would like to go with patterns and designs. Pencil drawings were gone over with black oil pastel and then filled with color. Artwork by K through 4th graders.