After spending three class sessions drawing European, Chinese and Mayan inspired dragons, the grade one students created their own dragons using oil pastel layered with a watercolor wash (click here for previous post about watercolor & oil pastel.) Students were very excited to work with the watercolors again and the results were vibrant and expressive! Below are examples of student work.
Grade three classes have all had a chance to explore the 6B pencils and other drawing media to practice making light, medium and dark shading. We have now moved into learning about portraits and done a couple of life drawing sessions. During these sessions, students practiced drawing quickly, ranging from 2 - 4 minutes using observational skills they have practiced during warm-ups. They also learned about and practiced contour and gesture drawing. Soon, we will be working from photos students took of themselves using PhotoBooth and a strong side lighting to try their hand at drawing light, medium and dark shading in a self-portrait.