Saturday, November 21, 2009

Going Wild

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.

Friday, November 13, 2009


by Dimitri

by Shawn

I wish my photography skills were better. The class has been working on a wildlife project, and here are a couple that completed the project with oil paints. Both beginners, both did a great job.
I'll try to get pictures of the others being done in pencil.
It was initially for the NRA Art Competition but we didn't make the deadline. Non-the-less they should be proud of the work they did.