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Animal Drawing: Realistic Colored Pencil Bird Club

In this ongoing animal colored pencil drawing class, students will learn to draw a variety of birds (barn owl, peacock, fairy-wren, ostrich chick, kingfisher, and a heron).
Torri McCarrey
1079 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 26 learners
Class
80 minutes
per class
Once per week
every week
10-15
year olds
1-12
learners per class
per learner - per class

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Class Experience

Barn Owl (Full Body)

1. Students will learn techniques for sketching a proportionate contour drawing (outline) of a barn owl flying (full body). 
2. Students will learn techniques for blending, applying, and layering colored pencil.
3. Students will learn techniques to create a strong light source in their art using colored pencil.
4. Students will learn techniques for burnishing colored pencil to make it look smooth.
5. Students will learn techniques to draw a foreshortened owl body using colored pencil.
6. Students will learn a few facts about owls.

Peacock (Full Body) 

1. Students will learn techniques for sketching a proportionate contour drawing (outline) of a peacock (full body). 
2. Students will learn shading techniques for layering colored pencil to create feather textures, patterns, contrast, and depth using colored pencil.
3. Students will learn techniques to create saturated colors using colored pencil (and oil to blend if they choose).
4. Students will learn a few facts about peafowls (peacocks).

Superb Fairy-Wren (Full Body)

1. Students will learn techniques for sketching a proportionate contour drawing (outline) of a superb fairy-wren (full body). 
2. Students will learn techniques for smooth blending, pencil application, gradient blending, and adding contrast.
3. Students will learn techniques to create intricate feather textures using colored pencil.
4. Students will learn a few facts about wrens.

Ostrich Chick (Full Body)

1. Students will learn techniques for sketching a proportionate contour drawing (outline) of an ostrich chick (full body). 
2. Students will learn techniques for smooth blending, pencil application, gradient blending, and adding contrast.
3. Students will learn techniques to create fluffy and layered feather patterns using colored pencil.
4. Students will learn a few facts about ostriches.

Kingfisher (Full Body)

1. Students will learn techniques for sketching a proportionate contour drawing (outline) of a kingfisher (full body). 
2. Students will learn techniques for smooth blending, pencil application, gradient blending, and adding contrast.
3. Students will learn techniques to create a balanced color palette by using complementary colors in their art.
4. Students will learn a few facts about kingfishers.

Great Blue Heron (Full Body)

1. Students will learn techniques for sketching a proportionate contour drawing (outline) of a great blue heron (full body). 
2. Students will learn techniques to create a cohesive drawing using a limited color palette.
3. Students will learn techniques to draw a bird flying over a body of water using colored pencil.
4. Students will learn techniques to draw realistic water using colored pencil.
5. Students will learn a few facts about herons.
Because of how detailed these drawings are, there is a good chance students will need to finish their work outside of the designated class time.
 1 file available upon enrollment
***I will be using Prismacolor colored pencils, but students can use what they have. ***Students may use oil to blend their colored pencil drawings if they desire, but this is NOT required. If students choose to use oil, they will need to bring q-tips (I prefer to use clear baby oil). Barn Owl -Paper -Everyday pencil -Everyday eraser and/or kneaded eraser -Colored Pencils: tan, brown, dark brown, grey, black, white Peacock -Paper -Everyday pencil -Everyday eraser and/or kneaded eraser -Colored Pencils: light blue, dark blue, turquoise, green, tan, brown, black, white OPTIONAL: oil, q-tips (for blending) Superb Fairy-Wren -Paper -Everyday pencil -Everyday eraser and/or kneaded eraser -Colored Pencils: brown, light blue, dark blue, grey, green, black, white Ostrich Chick -Paper -Everyday pencil -Everyday eraser and/or kneaded eraser -Colored Pencils: tan, light brown, dark brown, black, white Kingfisher -Paper -Everyday pencil -Everyday eraser and/or kneaded eraser -Colored Pencils: tan, orange, brown, light blue, dark blue, grey, black, white Great Blue Heron -Paper -Everyday pencil -Everyday eraser and/or kneaded eraser -Colored Pencils: light blue, dark blue, grey, orange, black, white
Students will be assessed throughout class and at the end of class through questions and/or sharing of drawings.
1 hour 20 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Please be aware that this course uses materials that may be harmful to your student if used inappropriately.  If you think your student may use any class materials inappropriately and/or potentially cause harm, please provide adult supervision for your student.   

Teacher

Torri McCarrey
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Visual Arts Teacher
1079 total reviews
770 completed classes

About Me

Welcome to my teacher page!  My name is Torri McCarrey, and I am very passionate about teaching visual arts and core curriculum.  My core curriculum courses often use an art integration approach to learning (e.g., drawing your own monster using... 
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