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8 In 3rd grade

FoLk ArT BiRdS

 folk art birds

I have been using painted paper for a while, it just really adds spectacular color to students work. This project was a combination of tempera painted birds shapes with painted paper details such as feathers, claws, beaks. etc.  

I had my 3rd graders use a template to get started, (this class has some severe special needs and I put out a template to get them started as well as feel successful with the bird shape.) 

My key objective of this project was  *create patterns (not the shape of the bird) * folk art usually has fun personalized patterns.

The students loaded up their paintbrushes and started painting feverishly the first class. I love the thick, broad paint strokes!

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After the paintings were dry, students add shapes with painted paper to complete the bird. Claws, feathers, beaks, eyes, etc. brought out the personality of the bird.
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Once the details were complete the students added oil pastels on top of painted patterns 
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Rainbow Bird
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Polk-a-dotted bird
 
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 Once they were all done, we added them to a fun background made from art display paper and displayed them for our art show.
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Keep on Creating!
Laura

 

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Anderson Leitão
    March 25, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    So lovely! Shining colors and great patterns! Congratulations from Brazil!

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    Mr. E
    March 25, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    Love 'em!!! 🙂 Fun spring activity. I think they might be fun as chickens!!!

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    Patty Palmer
    March 25, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Another super art project from my favorite site! You rock Laura!

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    Denise Pannell (mrspicasso)
    March 25, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Beautiful, Laura!!

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    Mrs. C
    March 25, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    So beautiful! I love how painted paper looks also! It adds such colorful beauty to the kids art work! These birds are fantastic! 🙂

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    Paintedpaper
    March 26, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Thanks Guys!

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    Jen Drawthelineat
    March 26, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Wow, these are so great! I love the bright colors. I might do this as an end of the year project. AWESOME.

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    Mary
    March 26, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Wonderful! Love these Laura!

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