Wednesday, April 8, 2009

1st Grade Owls

1st Grade students just finished a project based on the book "Owl Moon" by Jane Yolen and John Schoenherr. Students learned how to draw an owl using basic shapes. We used watercolor paints in order to finish the owls. The night sky behind the owl was made from flicking white paint onto a black paper using a large paint brush. Students finished the project by gluing on branches and a moon, then cutting out and gluing their owl onto their nighttime background.


Charla Rae said... [Reply]

I love these owls! I especially love _Owl Moon_ and these pieces of art inspired by the book are priceless! I will have to show you my favorite one at school!

Zach Stoller said... [Reply]

Charla Rae - I think you posted the very first comment ever on my blog. Congrats!

Liz said... [Reply]

these owls are adorable!

Liz said... [Reply]

Are they pasted on black construction paper sprinkled with white tempera paint. Birds and fish is the way to go to teach young students how to draw :)

Zach Stoller said... [Reply]

Liz- these were done just as you guessed. It's a project that the students are very successful with!

Amber said... [Reply]

This is the first project I saw on your blog. Just what I was looking for! We attach a nonfiction writing and the child's response to the left of a 12x18 paper and do a corresponding art project on the right. Thanks!