First graders made these adorable pattern owls in two 55 minute art classes. We read The Little White Owl and Owl Moon for inspiration and spent the first day thinking of line designs and sketching. The second day, we used oil pastel and watercolor paints to finish.
1st grade artists learned about visual texture and how artists create texture that so that we can see how something might feel if we were to touch it. We watched this video created by Mrs. Fuglestad (an art teacher from Chicago who teaches at Dryden Elementary School) and her 1st grade artists: http://vimeo.com/9284044