Monday, April 22, 2013

Welcoming Spring with Mixed Media

4th graders gained experience with many different art materials for this spring robin collage.
Students learned about random weaving as they created a nest from materials such as newspaper, yarn, and rafia. 
We watched some fotage of real robins building nests.  It was fun to compare the real nests to our random weaving artworks.
 We had to use problem solving to figure out how to combine the materials in a way that looked good and wouldn't fall apart!

Finished nest.

We looked closely at pictures of robins in order to figure out how to draw them.  We painted them with watercolor.

When the paintings dried, we cut the birds out and added them to the nest.

Some spring blossoms were added as a finishing touch!

Finished product.

Finished product.

Finished product.

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