4th Grade Visual Arts – Our State Flower and Bird
This lesson makes a curriculum connection to 4th grade SOCIAL STUDIES, the history on North Carolina. We looked at the state bird and the state flower for this lesson.
We also looked at the paintings of watercolor artist Hailey E Herrera who has painted many realistic cardinals.
For this project we practiced our drawing skills to draw a realistic cardinal. We colored them in with oil pastels and painted the background with watercolor paint. We used the wet on wet technique plus created an interesting texture in our background by adding salt to our wet paintings.