6th Grade - Birds of a Feather
Students learned about the artist John James Audubon and his "Birds of America" book and drawings. Students chose different birds to draw in a 5" x 5" square picture plane. The focus was on the bird with little emphasis on the background. Colored pencils were used to learn beginning blending techniques. Students then used the website: whatbird.com to find their bird identification and listened to the sound file of the their bird call.