The younger students started working on wildlife pictures too. The kids worked from a printed reference. I emphasized looking at sizes and relationships within the picture in order to get a more exact representation of their chosen animal.
It was fun to observe each of them as they tried to train their eyes to see what they were looking at instead of guessing, like we usually do. Some of them took it to heart and really improved. I love it when students are proud of themselves, after making the effort to become better.
After they got their drawing done they were able to choose a medium they hadn't ever worked with before, like chalk pastels, paint or watercolor pencils.
Above, Riley and Shailee chose to work with watercolor pencils.
Below are pastel drawings by Jessica, McKayla and Bryndi.