4TH GRADE CAMOUFLAGE ANIMALS

25 Mar

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Classes have been busy this spring exploring our IB units in depth. 4th graders were learning about animals’ use of mimicry and camouflage as a means of survival in their homerooms. To begin our unit, we watched this great video about animal camo. We viewed different animal patterns up close and students had to choose an animal with a distinctive design or texture for their projects. After printing off reference photos, students got busy on their practice drawings, trying to make their animals as realistic as possible. Once confident they had their best, students transferred their drawings onto the scratch art paper. We learned different scratching techniques with the stylus tool to help represent the texture of the animal’s fur or skin. For the finishing touch, students recreated their animal’s pattern with oil pastels for a border, again trying to use blending and coloring techniques to represent that texture. Students were very focused and engaged while working the entire quarter on this project! The results are absolutely amazing.

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3 Responses to “4TH GRADE CAMOUFLAGE ANIMALS”

  1. Sherry Key, Artist May 15, 2014 at 9:19 am #

    Adorable and colorful.

    • Carly Lennox July 31, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

      Love the children’s careful attention to line and space!

      • colorsofmyday August 2, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

        Thank you! They worked a super long time on these–I’ve found kids really connect to animal projects which helped them keep their focus.

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