Sometimes the evolution of an art lesson is a bit like the game of telephone. It starts out as one thing, and ends up something completely different. These sweet Chickadee illustrations from artist, Carolyn Gavin caught my eye. I decided to create a lesson loosely based around them for my Draw, Paint, Collage group. I ordered some color diffusing paper and have been itching to put it to use. I wanted my young students (ages 5-7) to have a lot of elements to play with: pattern drawn birds with marker, cut and painted branches and leaves and pencil eraser prints for berries. It had a little bit of everything and they all seemed to enjoy creating their spring bird pieces (even though they bare no resemblance to their original source of inspiration).
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