I came across one of my earliest portraits. Aiee! Good thing I drew the same man twice. It is a good reminder that practice really does do wonders.
These artists are in grades four to six and have one hour to complete a drawing project. Their work never fails to amaze.
It seems like a lot to ask a grade six class to draw not only a person but a person playing a musical instrument! However, you can see this class carried it off with impressive skill.
Drawing marbles worked so well with the adult classes, we did it with Grade Fives as well. It was our great pleasure to have the students use pastels donated by a retired teacher and proponent of fine arts lessons for kids.
The Grade Four Class did an amazing job of their fish sketches. They worked very hard and it paid off!
Our first adult art class really got rolling Thursday night. Check out these amazing marbles our students created. They are mixed media: starting with toned pastel papers, we added colours, shades and light with conte pencils, marker, graphite, charcoal, oil pastels and pencil crayons. Most of these are made up marbles. A big part of the lesson was the illusion of art: using light and shadow to create three dimensions and translucent, glossy textures without getting caught up in exactly duplicating a tricky subject. I’d say it worked rather well 🙂