Childrens' painting classes- beauty of birds and upcoming woodland animals
When there was another lockdown announced this winter i focused on what was bringing me joy. It was cold and the days short but every day I noticed the birds flying around looking for food. I was encouraged to hang up more bird feeders and buy food that they really liked such as sunflower hearts and meal worms.
Knowing that the schools were closed I decided to develop a series of short 30 minute painting bird classes for children to help lift the children's mood and learn more about our feathered friends. Children joined from a diversity of backgrounds such as Chinese, Salvadorian and English living in Britain and the Netherlands. We started off with the robin that in the UK many children could spot hopping around by paths looking for food.
In the link above you can see many of the birds created and here's a few here too such as birds that fish for food like herons and kingfishers.
We included less colourful but still incredibly intelligent and beautiful birds such as owls, but also some very colourful ones such as mandarin ducks and peacocks. In the 30 minutes the children did really well to listen and paint. Importantly many also decided that they wanted to feed the birds in their garden or make their gardens more attractive to birds.
Next there's classes on painting woodland animals see: