This a PDF lesson presentation that provides step-by-step directions on how to create a bird collage by identifying and matching tonal colors, along with a gradient collage background. Students will match the colors in the magazine pages using viewfinders, and then cover their bird photograph with the match. This lesson took my 2nd and 3rd graders 3-4 45-minute art classes to complete, and the finished work looks beautiful!
This lesson can be used as a presentation to guide students, or as a lesson plan guide. The steps are detailed enough to also use as a quick printable sub plan.
Included in the file are the following:
step-by-step photo visuals
essential question slides
sample bird photographs
teacher and student examples
bird call links