By Julie Goldstein
This week up in The Studio, we got inspired by the book “Birds and Other Animals” by Pablo Picasso. We read the book and counted each bird aloud that was drawn on the page. Then we went out into The Glenn and created our own drawings inspired by things that exist in nature. The children had fun looking at the trees, rocks and birdhouses and really tried to draw what they saw. Each child was given a small paper cup and then collected objects that were flat for example leaves or seedpods. Lastly, we returned to The Studio and created collages with our found objects and drawings. This is a really fun and easy project to do at home or in your classroom and the children really enjoy all the layers of creating!
Small cup for collecting
- Read “Birds and Other Animals” by Pablo Picasso
- Go out into nature or outside your classroom our back yard
- Find a quiet place to sit and draw for at least 15 minutes
- Collect leaves and seedpods
- Go back to work space and apply glue to the paper and add items as a college, design or whimsical creation inspired by nature
- Have Fun!