Grade Prep B – Collage Birds

Sorry I have ben MIA with blog updates! Time has just gotten away from me. The holidays flew by and now we are already four weeks into a super busy term!

Just before the holidays, Grade Prep finished their gorgeous bird collages. These artworks were inspired by Victorian based artist Pete Cromer. Prep students explored a variety of his artworks and learnt about how he creates his amazing pieces using the art method of collage.

Preps painted all of their own paper in preparation for cutting out shapes to build their collage. They experimented with watercolour washes and food dye in spray bottles (super messy fun!).

I developed a worked example and showed students how to draw a variety of shapes to represent the birds body, beak, eye, wing etc. They did a fantastic job carefully cutting out their shapes and putting together their bird. I just love these artworks!

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