Art – Laurel Burch Cats

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I found this fun Laurel Burch game on Teachers Pay Teachers.  It was a perfect way to get 5th/6th graders to branch out of their comfort zones.  They chose from two different cat shapes to draw, of which I guided them through.  All but one chose the sitting version.  Once everyone had their cat shape, they started rolling the dice, and the cat fun began!  They drew all the lines in oil pastel, and then added watercolor in many colors to fill it in.  They were beautifully done!

To help with the understanding of who Laurel Burch was, I gave a brief history of her, and had print-outs of her designs.  The kids were really drawn to her style.

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