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HOW ARTISTS SEE ANIMALS


Bird: American Flamingo
by John James Audubon.

Level: Primary, Junior, Middle School
Grades: K-8 | Age: 5-14 | Written by: Colleen Carroll
Summary:

Art Appreciation Points of Discussion
Excerpted from How Artists See Animals by Colleen Carroll.
Bird: American Flamingo, by John James Audubon.

About the Artwork

This flamingo is really in the pink.

The artist who made the picture spent most of his life watching all kinds of birds and drawing them in their natural environments.

The big flamingo in the foreground bends its spindly legs and lowers its head to the water.

Trace your finger along its curving neck.

Recommended Books:

How Artists See Animals : Mammal, Fish, Bird, Reptile
by: Colleen Carroll
In How Artists See Animals, the author examines how different kinds of animals have been depicted in works of art from different time periods and places. Author Colleen Carroll's engaging, conversational text is filled with thought-provoking questions and imaginative activities that spark children's natural curiosity both about the subject of the artwork and about the way it was created.

How Artists See - Teacher's Guide
This new "omnibus" edition of the How Artists See Teachers’ Guide contains creative, educational activities for using the How Artists See series in the home and classroom. Each chapter in the new guide covers an individual volume in the series: Animals, America, Artists, Cities, The Elements, Families, Feelings, Heroes, People, Play, The Weather, and Work. Teachers will love the standards-based activities that explore artistic concepts and interdisciplinary themes and reinforce concepts children read about in each volume of How Artists See. For easy lesson planning, each chapter is cross-referenced to the national standards in the main content areas, skills are organized with a scope and sequence chart, and a glossary is provided for easy reference to terminology that appears throughout the guide.

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