Watercolor Pencil, Art Elements and Principles,Color mixing, Paper Sculpture! This multi-media lesson has it all! A versatile, concept-rich lesson that can be used many ways! It can be taught as a project to teach many art fundamentals or reduced to a simpler marker drawing to be used a Sub Plan lesson, Art Club activity or time filler that both boys and girls will enjoy.
Owls are a great year-round or seasonal subject matter or around Halloween with a spooky background if desired.
As a project, this is a fun way to teach students about:
-Symmetrical (formal) balance
-A lesson that demonstrates most of the Art Elements (line, color, shape, space, form) and Design Principles (unity, variety, contrast, pattern, harmony, emphasis) working harmoniously together.
-Basic Paper Sculpture folding to create three-dimensional forms enhanced with a fun experience to construct paper flowers.
-Also could make a fun collaborative display! Make an group display on a paper cut out tree and place the owls on the branches!
This 15 Page PDF product includes:
-4 Page, detailed, illustrated lesson plan
-National CORE Visual Arts Standards
-6 step-by-step handouts. (Helpful for a sub or absent students too)
-2 printable handouts "Parts of an Owl" and "Patterned Owl Inspiration Idea Sheet")
- Grading Rubric Ready-to-go!
-Finished project (Teacher's) example
-Art Elements & Principles Handout
I created this lesson as a time filler but it is a fun lesson on its own. A great lesson if you need an extended lesson as a sub plan too. This lesson kept about 10 of my students busy while the rest of the class finished their Paper Mache Owl Sculptures. This project was a fun related lesson that had a high success rate. I gave students the choice to use watercolor pencils or markers. They enjoyed the added steps to create dimensional paper effects too!