The 1st graders used pencil to draw life sized perched owls on black paper, drawing big can sometimes be challenging so we have been working on that in Art. 1st graders also had to think about creating patterns and designs to make texture for the feathers. Then the children traced the owls with glue, this gives a nice black outline and keeps colors from smudging together. The next art class we went over using chalk pastels. Chalk pastels blend together beautifully and we have been practicing blending mediums in 1st grade so far with oil pastels and watercolor paints. The children were to decide if they wanted their Night Time Owls to be more realistic looking with natural colors and feather patterns or artistic looking with bright colors and funky designs.
These came out stellar! I am so proud of Wawaloam's young artists and the work they have been creating!