5th Grade spent a month painting these angels.  This project was one of my very favorite ever.  I love Howard Finster.  I love folk art.  I love these 5th Graders!
The kids spent a lot of time drawing the angels.
I talked guided them by placing the same size paper as they were using on the board.  I threw one of Howard’s Angels up on the screen.  I showed them using a ruler where to put the head, the body, and the hands by using measurements.  They placed hash marks to note the location of each major body part on their paper.  I really think this helped better the results.
We drew.
We painted.  They did mix their own colors for some parts of the angels.
We outlined.
We touched up.
Oh boy, check out these amazing angels.

We have posted many times on Howard Finster.  Have a look HERE!
Howard Finster was a preacher man hence the following song by Aretha Franklin.  Great gospel version, here.  Wowzy.
7th Grade made Howard Finster Santas Click HERE for Santa post.  When we were doing the Santa project, we decided to do Howard Finster angels to put around the Santas in the display area.
We looked at some of Howard Finster’s work.  Click here for previous Howard Finster posts.
We focused on his angels.
Kids drew.
Kids painted.
Fun and easy for 7th Grade and really added to our display.
Below is Howard Finster’s work for The Talking Heads album cover.  Look closely and you will see the angels in the artwork.
When you look at Finster’s work, you really have to look to see the angels…Made me think of the song “Undercover Angel” by Alan O’Day released in 1977.
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