Thanksgiving Turkey



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Motifs and Graphic Art Design Thanksgiving Turkey Inspired by Gustav Klimt


(I taught this lesson to 5th grade students in 1.5 hours)
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White Paper
Orange Paper  (for mounting)
Acrylic Paints
Black Sharpie
Colored Pencils
Crayons (use instead of colored pencils and you could shave off 15 minutes)
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Step One– Using a ruler draw two lines on your paper.  First line should be 2.5 inches down from top. Second line should be 2.5 inches up from bottom
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Step two: Draw the turkey filling up as much space in-between
the lines as you can
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Step 3– paint the turkeys head and body.  Using a sharpie trace the feathers.
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Step 4– give your turkey a “Saying” Here are some examples for you to choose from
  • Give Thanks
  • Autumn Blessing
  • Be Thankful
  • I’m Thankful
  • Happy Thanksgiving
  • Thankful Celebration
Step 5– Add motifs and outline with a sharpie.  Then color everything in.  The more color you have the better it looks!


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