Our State Flower and Bird

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.


Understand how the visual arts have affected, and are reflected in, the culture, traditions, and history of North Carolina.
Use ideas and imagery from North Carolina as sources for creating art.
Apply skills and concepts learned in other disciplines, such as math, science, language arts, social studies, and other arts, in the visual arts.
Critique personal art based on teacher-established criteria.

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