Feathered Flyers: Collaging Paper Birds
Have I ever mentioned how much we love birds here at The Carle? I don’t need to convince you that birds are pretty magical creatures, but we’ve especially obsessed with them lately because of the current exhibition, Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art and Whimsy by Mo Willems, on view through February 23rd, 2014.
Mo Willems, the author and illustrator of the popular Pigeon series of picture books is the latest inspiration for The Art Studio’s project, Feathered Flyers, which just ending last week. We offered a selection of large bird-inspired construction paper shapes for guests to choose from.
Paper scraps, texture rubbing plates and wax crayons added fun feathery details to the birds.
Here are many more of the beautiful birds flying around The Aviary here in The Studio!
We have birds on wires…
Birds that like to flock together….
Birds sitting in nests…
and birds with lots of tiny little shapes attached!
This was a really popular project with The Carle’s guests and I was sad to see the project end, but The Aviary will stay on display through November. When you stop by for The Fine Art of Friendship, the new Every Day Art Project, be sure to check it out for yourself! Want to make your own texture rubbing plates? Read our paper and glue rubbing plate tutorial, our natural material rubbing plate tutorial, our constructed rubbing plate tutorial.