Chalk Pastel Birds

Term: 1 Year: 2013


We talked briefly about the features of birds, and discussed the unique aspects of some birds.

We also talked about their previous art works where chalk pastel was used.


Students viewed images of birds.


We looked closely to see the shapes, both geometric and organic, that each bird feature has. Students then used pencil to sketch lots of birds using these shapes as a guide.

They also further explored chalk pastels and their use in art.


Students used their knowledge to draw and create a brightly coloured chalk pastel bird.


Cutting out and mounting their art work was also part of the process.

Art works have been on display during our art exhibition.


Students needed to revisit their learning intentions in order to meet the artistic criteria set. We also reflected and discussed the successes achieved.

Chris Charles
Visual Art Teacher
Hillsmeade Primary School 
Suitable for level 3