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ERIC Number: EJ993349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
John James Audubon & the Turkey
Hinshaw, Craig
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v112 n3 p28-29 Nov 2012
In the first half of the 1800s, John James Audubon roamed the wilds of America attempting to draw all the birds in their natural habitat. He published his life-sized paintings in a huge book entitled "Birds of America." Audubon developed a unique system of depicting the birds in natural poses, such as flying. After shooting the bird, he would wire it to a wood frame with a wire grid in the desired pose. He drew the same grid lightly onto a piece of paper, then he drew the bird over the grid. In this article, students draw a turkey from life. Their drawings demonstrated an attention to detail--including claws, bumps on the head, and the wattle--that would not have been possible without working with a live turkey. (Contains 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A