Kate Mawdsley, artist, is the inspiration forÂ this project.Â Her animal paintings are so simple and colorful.Â This is a good project to get the kids to draw large; to fill the paper.Â I cut paper so it measured 4 Â½â€ x 12â€ to reproduce the proportions of Kateâ€™s art.Â I searched Kate Mawdsley on Google images and made a copy of her animal prints for the kids to reference.Â Â I printed six pictures on a page and cut them apart so each student would have a picture.Â The kids loved this project and you can see what great results were achieved.Â To learn more about Kate Mawdsley , go to Kate Mawdsley: biography.
- Drawing or construction paper cutÂ 4 Â½â€ x 12â€Â
- Assorted colors of 9â€ x 12â€ construction paper Â
- Copy of Kate Mawdsleyâ€™s animal art (one per student)Â
- Pencil and eraserÂ
- Black SharpieÂ
- Color crayons
- Glue stick
- Give each child two sheets of the cut drawing paper. Â Let the students choose the animal they want to draw.Â Â Discuss proportion and filling the paper with the drawing.
- With the pencil, the student draws a version of the animal.Â Then outlines the pencil lines with a black Sharpie.
- Color the background of the drawing, and the animal, in colors of the students choosing.
- Help the student choose a colored background paper to accent the colors in their art and glue the picture to the background.
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