April 20, 2012

Mixed Media Nest - Kid's Art Class

 I think this may be my favorite project.  The girls had a blast cutting up book pages.  I found an aged book that was already very brown so we didn't have to even add any extra color to the paper.  

We talked about movement and the way the bird nest is sort of chaotic & criss-crossed in the center then becomes circular around the edges.  When they painted the background we used several colors of cream, raw sienna and gold.  Then they used pastels to add shading around the edges of the blue paper eggs they had cut out.  Once the background was dry, the book paper and eggs were mod-podged to the nest leaving the under-painting showing in places.  We also talked about layering the eggs so they had the right perspective. 

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