Friday, September 26, 2014

Watercolor Peacocks

Students in the 4th through 6th grade Montessori classes made these peacocks as the final art project for the 2013-2014 school year. We did a simple watercolor painting on the first day- dividing the page up with different types of lines in crayon and then painting each shape a different color. During the second class, students drew out a simple bird shape in sharpie. The paintings were cut up into feather shapes and layered out to create a peacock. Students could draw or use cut-outs on the body for a wing or head feathers as well. This is a great lesson for layering and the art principle of repetition. I wanted to keep a simple white background and bird to really emphasize the feathers and make them stand out.

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