Thursday, 21 November 2013

Making Patterned Paper V6

8 and 9 year olds
The children make an observational drawing of a bird in flight using a selection of photographs around the room. They made a silhouette of it and cut it out of card. They traced around the card silhouette again and again over a large sheet of A3 paper, sometimes flipping it. If they chose to have one overlap another, they needed to take care and decide which was in the foreground.
They used black markers to outline the shapes and add detail was they saw fit.
They used water colour paint to colour the birds in. They chose to put either hot colours for the birds and cold for the background, or vice verser.
The cardboard silhouette was also painted and then positioned on a little paper spring to make it sit out from the others. 


  1. I Love these Gretchen! I'm so impressed they came from 8 and 9 year olds. It's like a free form take on tessallations. And the addition of the original bird as a 3D element is great!

  2. Thanks Mary, you're right. They are like free form tessellation's. I hadn't thought of that.



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