Beautiful Birds Negative Space


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Beautiful Birds Negative Space

This Beautiful Birds Negative Space, mixed media project teaches your students about mixed media and negative space. It uses mainly recycled materials. This could be completed in class or could make a good lunchtime club. This download includes:

  • The 12 slide PowerPoint pictured above.
  • 5 silhouttes of birds for students to choose from.
  • A detailed lesson plan that includes lots of tips to make this a success.
  • A link to a short (1.13mins) video that give your students an overview of the project.

Materials required: cardboard, old magazines, glue, white gel pens or corrections fluid pens, acrylic paint in pastel shades.

There are more painting and collage art lesson on The Arty Teacher website.

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Sarah Crowther is The Arty Teacher. She is a high school art teacher in the North West of England. She strives to share her enthusiasm for art by providing art teachers around the globe with high-quality resources and by sharing her expertise through this blog.

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  • Beautiful Birds Mixed Media

    This lesson is detailed and effective. As a grade 3/4 teacher, I might create simpler silhouettes for the students to paint around. The lesson is clear, the slideshow is stellar, detailed and FUN! I love how the students are given choice, and how easy it is to integrate. I a. Running art club for our school, and I think this will be my first lesson. I cannot recommend this lesson more. I love that it gives a challenging follow up for fast finishers. It allows artistic children to be challenged to extend their understanding of bird anatomy beyond the contour of the bird. It might serve as practice for shading. It allows students to work in a variety of media. It could be further explored for younger children using simpler outlines, of by blowing up a smaller portion of the bird to really encourage careful sharing without being overwhelming. I loved this lesson! Thank you Sarah. It was brilliant.

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    • Thank you so much for this detailed review. I’m really pleased to read that you like it and would recommend it 🙂

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