Back in July we started the Tropical Bird Tree project. We painted colourful birds and then on a separate day we painted leaves and trees. Our aim is to produce a large tree full of birds for the new class room at Heene Community Centre.
Suggestions so far to do the tree are:
To work on the project a bit at a time, this would work really well for the drop in class. If you are away you can add your bird or background area when you attend class
To work on a large flat piece of canvas. This can be pinned to the wall so that we can see how it is progressing over a period of weeks.
To stretch the finished canvas on a stretcher (learn how easy this is when I demonstrate :))
To produce a large finished work that is colourful, has a contribution by all and livens up our art room (it does need colour!)
Next Steps: Jane to get the canvas and stretcher ready for next week (14/15). Please bring your birds and equipment plus tracing paper
We attempt in the Thursday morning class to paint tropical birds. A fun idea to do as a group when we return in September. First up though is having a go at painting a bird. See how to draw a bird with the online tutorial by Jane here (sorry Skyblue members only but sign up!)