Select bird name - brainstorm some ideas how bird could be illustrated. Select best idea for drawing.
Begin drawing in pencil on good drawing paper
Day 2 - 3
Review concepts - Finish pencil drawing - look at work in progress
Outline with permanent markers
Color with chosen media (colored pencils, crayons or markers).
Critique finished work - share with
Students will research the bird they have drawn. Include information on habitat, what they eat, how they nest, etc. Illustrate with a realistic picture of the bird (working from photograph) - or include a digital image from the Internet.
Man of War Bird
Rock Hopper Penguin
Rose Headed Parakeet
Scissor -Tailed Nightjar
The Ice-Cream Cone Coot and Other Rare Birds, by Arnold Lobel (ISBN:0-8193-0443-3) (copyright 1971) You will find many variations of well drawn birds with very wild names: pencilkeet parrot, cupadee, shuttercluck, soupladle lark...
Friends of a Feather - A warthog encounters many different birds as he searches for the owner of a beautiful feather. Includes a glossary describing the birds mentioned.
Look at the 3D bird projects here. These can be decorated with found objects.
Fish Names for Visual Puns
Siamese Fighting fish
White Cloud Mountain Fish
Bleeding Heart fish
Blind cave fish
Silver Dollar fish
Scissors Tail Fish
Australian Rainbow Fish
Egyptian Mouth-breeder Mosquito Fish
Black Widow fish
Striped Squirrel fish
Many more bird and fish names can be found on line. For the fish lesson, how about putting the names on slips of paper - fold and put a paper clip on each one. Attach a magnet to the end of string and tie to a dowel rod to make a fishing pole. Put fish names in a small wading pool and have the students fish for their fish name. If they don't like the name they got, allow students to toss their name back in and fish for another one after all have had a turn.
1. Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes
2. Using knowledge of structures and functions
3. Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas
5. Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others
6. Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines
(make connections to science)
Students know the differences between materials, techniques, and processes
Students understand there are various purposes for creating works of visual art
Students select and use subject matter, symbols, and ideas to communicate meaning
Students identify connections between the visual arts and other disciplines in the curriculum
Students use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences, and stories
Students use visual structures and functions of art to communicate ideas
Students understand there are different responses to specific artworks
Students use art materials and tools in a safe and responsible manner