Saturday, October 18, 2014

Funky Owls

In case you haven't noticed, Owls are pretty much everywhere right now. 

Not real live ones, but certainly in fashion, jewelry, fabric and design. This particular image, from Pam McIntosh caught my eye and I used it as inspiration for this lesson. Check out her work here.

Here's how we made them.

First we practiced drawing several varieties of owls, then the kids made their own using elements from each that they liked. 

Next, using pale pink they painted the basic shape of their owl. 

Then, they chose their colors, painted, outlined in black, decorated with paint pens and voila

I have to note that these next two were made by two boys that were in casts on their dominant hand! One of which had had surgery the day before! Talk about dedication to your craft! It was really interesting to see how the accommodated for their handicap.

One of my favorite things about teaching is doing lessons where the paintings really reflects each individual personality. I feel it allows you to appreciate and respect the differences in each other and each other's work.