For those of you that don't know I travel between 3 different schools one school I have a classroom, the other two I have a cart and go room to room. I see a lot of kids and not very often (only once every 8 schools days), it's a bummer because I have so many awesome things I want to do, but simply don't have the time. At one of my schools I have a 4th grade teacher who will often ask me to come up with an art project that they can do in their classroom. So when coming up with projects I like to come up with something that is very independent so the students can work on them when they finish an assignment early or have free time.
Here is the project I came up with.
I explained the project briefly to the classroom teacher, I gave her a finished example, a step by step how to draw an owl, and an in progress example for the students to look at. Here are some of the results. Aren't they fun? An independently done project finished with oil pastels. They are also topped off with liquitex clear gloss varnish which kind of gives the oil pastels a beautiful painted look. I like to use this rather than fixative if time allows.
This student comes from a Native American background. In her culture, they see the owl as an omen so she chose to do another animal.