Art Classes: Level I

 


Level I-Art Lesson 7: The Owl From Bali


Art Lesson Description:

The lesson begins with a wood carving of an owl from Bali:

  • The carving’s simple lines make the owl easy to draw, and
  • The monochromatic wood color is an invitation to explore possibilities for coloring the owl.

Interesting problems for the artist to solve:

  • Learning to use contrasting warm and cool colors to make the owl stand out from its background
  • Learning to create an interesting pattern of lines that help the owl contrast with its background.

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List of Supplies for Each Student:

  • 1 copy of the warm-up
  • 1 fine tipped black magic marker
  • 1 charcoal white pencil
  • 1 sheet of black or dark blue construction paper—9” x 12” or 12” x 18”
  • 1 set of oil pastels—24 or 36 colors

Suggestions for Cross-Curricular Connections:

Science: Some resources to help you learn about owls:

Literature:

  • Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl, by Stacey O'Brien. A scientist adopts an injured owl, cares for it for 19 years, and makes astonishing discoveries about owls.
  • Good-Night Owl! by Pat Hutchins. A bed-time story with a funny surprise ending.
  • In My Tree by Sara Gillingham is a story for toddlers, but the artwork will be inspiring for anyone doing this lesson.
  • For middle school students: HOOT, by Carl Hiaasen. The Newberry award winning book plunges readers into a touching, funny, ecological mystery.

Geography:

  • Learn about the island of Bali and the country of Indonesia at this website.
  • Find points of interest that one traveller discovered in Bali.
  • Learn about cooking in Bali

Approximate Lesson Time to Complete the Art Class:

  • Warm-up: 20 minutes
  • Coloring with oil pastels: 60 minutes

 


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Original Image
How to Draw
How to Draw
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A Finished Art Lesson

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