20 vintage bird clips and printables to paint or color, 11 x 17 poster and reference links.
“Color and Learn” collections include line drawings and supporting information that can be used by graphic designers and as a student learning experience for teachers on all levels. Copyright is held by Art MacKay. Images may be used for personal, educational and commercial use if incorporated into a product. Images may not be resold in any form.
How To Color
Download the images to your computer and print them on a good quality paper. Remember inkjet inks my run if you are using watercolor or acrylic paint, so check a print to determine whether or not this will be a problem. Crayons are ideal and pastels and chalks work as well but should be fixed with clear acrylic spray when finished.
How to Learn
Assign a specific image to each student. Have them find a color reference image online and at the same time research the topic and produce a short report. When the class is finished have each student present their drawings and report on the image. When this is concluded combine the images and reports into a single publication for reference and distribution.
BIRDS OF THE WORLD
New research led by the American Museum of Natural History suggests that there are about 18,000 bird species in the world—nearly twice as many as previously thought . Of all the known bird species, 129 are extinct and 9,787 are living today. By the year 2100, up to 14% of all bird species may become extinct. And 7-25% (28-56% on oceanic islands) may become “functionally extinct.” It means that the number of individuals within these species will become so low that the species will no longer play an important role in
their ecosystem. (AMNH)