First graders looked at the shapes and simple details to draw and paint song birds that we see around our homes and school. Different seasons were included as the students added background details. Several wishful thinking snowy days were painted, complete with white, sparkly pearl paint.
Fourth graders studied several of Harper's works and learned characteristics of his style. They used collage to create artworks of birds and other animals in his style.
Although not inspired be Harper, Kindergarten enjoyed working with texture and pattern on a drawing/printing project of an owl. Happy voices are always heard at the mention of oil pastels :)
Now don't think that we've left out the rest of the kingdom. We have other projects in the works that include our land and sea friends, too. We'll be working on these as we gear up for March which is Youth Art Month.