Sunday, May 2, 2010

Art History: John James Audubon

This weeks Coop class was about John James Audubon. We read The Boy Who Drew Birds and learned 2 things. One, John drew everyday and on his birthday every year he would burn all of his work because none, he felt, was good enough to keep. Two, Audubon was the first to tag birds to see if they returned to their nesting grounds. The kids were fascinated. They really enjoyed looking at his work.

Our hands on project was a watercolor pencil painting of a bird. We did a few step by step bird drawings on white boards before taking to the watercolor paper.

1 comment:

Liese4 said...

I just did a co-op on Audubon, we used clear plastic to trace his drawings. I came across your blog from Dana's blog (school for us.)