We are really enjoying the artist Pablo Picasso and all his fab artworks. One thing he did was create various birds and owl pieces.
In one of my 3rd grade classes, Students created their abstract owls. Some made their project more realistic while others really went to the extreme pattern! These were done in a 40 minute class period.
Vocabulary: Lines, A B Pattern, Symmetry, Fold, Zig-Zags, Dabbed, Circles
1. Students fold their papers “hotdog” style
2. Draw half the shape of their owl. Head, Body and Claws
3. Cut on pencil line
4. Open then add patterns to represent the body,
5. Add symmetrical painted eyes-using patterns or designs.
6. Let Dry
Students really loved this project. No designs were drawn out. Every design was painted.
I love the thick, quick brushstrokes on these beautiful birds!