This project was inspired by Keichi Nishimura and fabulous Japanese artist 🙂 The fun thing about the chalk is that if the students blend too much they can go back and retrace their crane again. Enjoy!
Blending with chalk. Making movement in art and tracing skills are utilized.
- 2 small crane cut outs to trace per student and glue onto piece at end
- large moon cut out
- Chalk pastels (I use the Sergent art set of 12 in class)
- White and yellow tempera
- Crane and moon cut outs
- 18 X 24 taped watercolor paper
- glue to adhere moon
- iridescent sparkles for moon
- black puffy paint or black sharpie for eyes
First talk to students about cranes and birds in general. We are near the beach so we discussed how pelicans fly in V formation all going the same way etc. This is so they think about how to lay out their bird pattern. Then I have them trace 8 cranes (in the end they will have 10 total because they glue the Continue Reading »