Put a bird on it!

I’ve seen this phrase a lot lately, even as a show title. As it ended up, the mixed media wall sculpture class held here at my studio on March 14th really took it to heart! None of the participants set out to have birds on their artwork but, by the time we were through, everyone did!

Our first order of business was to pick out a shape for the background. That led into selecting lots of different size/shape pieces of wood/items and working on a possible layout prior to painting & construction.

student layout
student layout idea, mixed media wall sculpture class
student layout
possible layout for mixed media wall sculpture, student work

With an idea of the direction they wanted to go in the background painting began, followed by painting & detailing the smaller pieces that might be used. It was a lovely, sunny day so we were able to go outside for the painting process and enjoy the weather!

background painting
student work, background painting
background, student work
painting a background, student work

While sorting through the supplies I found some pieces that I worked on last year and decided to pull them out and create with the others this time. 🙂 After the paint dried then the assembly began.

assembly, student work
student work, assembly process
bird close-up
bird close-up, student work

Here are the finished pieces….do you see the birds?

finished student work
finished student work, drying
finished student work
finished student work, drying
finished wall sculpture © lynne medsker
finished wall sculpture © lynne medsker

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