Stylised Acrylic Birds


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This ‘Stylised Acrylic Birds’ art lesson will teach your students about stylised art, illustration, mixed media and painting techniques.  It is designed to fill two lessons and students will:

  • Create a sponged background.
  • Practise painting birds and paint birds onto their sponged background.

You can also use this lesson to show them that a tiny amount of paint can be used to create an effective artwork.

This download includes:

  • The worksheet pictured here.
  • A PowerPoint with script.
  • A two-page lesson plan with introduction, development, plenary and extension task.

Materials required: Black and white acrylic, grey paper, brushes, sponges and pens.

There are lots more painting art lessons 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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I set up The Arty Teacher because I have a passion for my subject that I want to share with other art teachers around the world.

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