I first saw ‘big birds’ through another teachers Instagram page. Her classes had loved this task and I thought it would be perfect for developing students understanding of the elements of line, shape and colour and the principle of pattern.
The hardest part about this task was the preparation! I had to cut out all of the cardboard pieces. I got very sore fingers!
Each student was allocated 1-2 body parts. They were required to develop a design in their visual diary before drawing it onto their cardboard piece.
Students painted their work using acrylic paint, ensuring to use appropriate brush sizes for the smaller and larger sections.
When all of the pieces were finished I arranged and gluded the birds together using a hot glue gun.
They all looked so beautiful!