Lois Ehlert Inspired CA Bird Collage

In this Drawing and Painting Studio, Little Artists ages 7-12 created Lois Ehlert inspired birds using collaged papers that they painted themselves.  Each artists first chose their three favorite California birds.  Once chosen the artists needed to paint backgrounds, Birch tree paper and paper to represent each birds color and texture. IMG_4649 IMG_4670

The backgrounds were created with watercolor paints, salt and rubbing alcohol.  Toothbrushes, fan brushes and scrapers provided the textures needed to create a bark effect to the trees, starry night skies, and feathery wings and tail feathers.

 

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Once the painted papers were dry the Little Artists cut out the parts of their birds and collaged them onto their Birch tree backgrounds.

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See You at the Next Studio!