Mixed Media Watercolor Art: Elements of Color Theory Cranky Bird Art Project


Product Description

This Watercolor Art Painting of a Cranky Bird Project is a meticulously crafted package into the world of mixed media, watercolor, and the elements of art. From color theory to technique mastery, this lesson empowers you to unleash your students’ artistic potential.

Say goodbye to the overwhelming planning phase and say hello to a smoother, more impactful teaching experience.


With its easy-to-follow step-by-step format, it’s like having an extra teacher by your side, empowering you to focus on what you truly love—teaching art. This incredible resource takes care of the planning and guiding aspects, freeing you to dive deeper into meaningful teaching moments with your students.


From mastering the intricate art of color mixing to understanding the unique qualities of watercolors, your students will embark on an enriching journey that explores watercolor painting techniques. This lesson serves as the foundation for their artistic growth, equipping them with the skills to create visual masterpieces.




20 Gridded and Non-Gridded Reference Images of Cranky Birds

✅ Streamlined Assessment with Rubric

✅ 31 Slide Editable Canva Slideshow

✅ Lesson Handout with QR Code

✅ Video Demonstration for Students

Easy to Follow Teacher Instructions



This Resource Package is a TIME-SAVING GAME CHANGER ⏰

❤️ The materials are all organized in one place to use year after year.

❤️ Materials students can refer back to when the teacher is busy or unavailable

❤️ Clear step-by-step instructions explain how to complete the Watercolor Art Painting with lots of visual examples are easy to use.

❤️ TIME-SAVING video demonstrations are great for when students are absent and need a review.

❤️ Great for multiple ability levels and builds student confidence in art



Don’t just take my word for it – art teachers everywhere are raving about the Shading Chicken or the Egg lesson! Here’s what they have to say:


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “All Inside Out Art Teachers’ lessons are perfect and easy to use; this one really got my students excited and working hard! Their final projects were really awesome.” – Art Teacher, Shannon G.


⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wonderful for teaching shading, values, and self-assessment to junior high students.  They became engrossed in the technical activity and the self-assessment tool. ” – Art Teacher, Deborah G.



See the Project in Action

YouTube video




❓ What level of ability is this Watercolor Art Painting of a Cranky Bird Project suitable for?

This lesson can be used with beginner or advanced artists; however, they should have experience shading simpler shapes prior to this lesson. This project usually follows these introduction lessons on shading:

✏️ Negative Space Watercolor – Middle School Art – High School Visual Art Project

✏️ Negative Space Drawing Watercolor and Marker High School Art Lesson

❓ Can this watercolor art lesson be used virtually and in the classroom?

Yes, this lesson is compatible with a variety of instructional methods. Whether you use interactive whiteboards, projectors, or personal devices, you can seamlessly incorporate the lesson materials into your classroom setup. Enjoy the freedom to choose the approach that works best for you and your students. The lesson materials are easily accessible on your preferred device, making it effortless to integrate them into your virtual or in-classroom teaching practice.

❓ What materials will my students need to complete this project?

This cost-effective project only requires:




✅Reference Image

✅9″x9″ Watercolor Paper

✅Watercolor Paint

✅Watercolor Brushes

✅Rag or Towel

✅Jar of water

✅Extra Watercolor Paper



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Watercolor Art Painting of a Cranky Bird Project

Mixed Media Watercolor Art: Elements of Color Theory Cranky Bird Art Project