Red-winged Blackbird

19 Sep

When I’m an artist in residence, a popular curriculum connection for an art project is wetland birds and/or insects.

This papier mâchè, Red-winged Blackbird was created by a grade five student using the previously mentioned steps for the 3d relief starfish. Traditionally papier mâchè projects are painted with tempera but in this example layers of tissue paper were used for colouring instead. In this method new colour words are introduced; transparent, translucent and opaque, as well as it is a lot of fun to create colours through layering. I find students become more engaged this way. It is an especially effective method for creating shiny, iridescent insect bodies as well.

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Posted by on September 19, 2010 in papier mâchè


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