Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Nest Still Life

  
"Five little birds without any home
Five tall tree's in a row.
Come build your nests in our branches long
And we'll rock you to and fro."
~'Five Little Bird' Fingerplay
 
I love 'An Everyday Story' (check out their new Reggio-inspired homeschool room! http://www.aneverydaystory.com/2016/04/05/reggio-inspired-homeschool-room/)
I wasn't sure however, if O & Baby C would take interest in Observational Drawing. We collected the nests around our house, added a feather assortment and prepped them with pencil and paper.
http://www.aneverydaystory.com/2014/09/17/feathers-nests-observational-art-provocation/


First we watched nest-making clips, noting materials and techniques.
Robin http://www.ckisloski.blogspot.ca/2014/03/bird-nests-and-birds.html
Blue Tit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkCoLrtnrJc
 
O's Swirl Technique
 
O used a swirling technique, that turned our very realistic.
Baby C watched carefully before joining in the swirling technique and then added an egg outside the nest.


O added a feather. I love the solid shape that she noticed, with a tapering at one end.


Baby C decided to add some collage to her work and included a downy soft feather in the center of her swirls.

To complete O's piece, she included five teeny Robin's egg's.

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