Each week the artists from 3 through K have been drawing from life.
Before they draw, we observe the subject talking about basic lines, look for
details about the object being drawn. This week we drew camellias from
our courtyard. We looked up close seeing the stamen, petals , the over all
shape, the stem. We talked about the stem being more of a straight line
and the bloom was more of a circle. From here their drawings began. They were
encouraged to keep looking back at the flowers to capture more details they might
have missed. Each child works at their own pace and their own style.
Some sit for almost the whole studio time, others a little less time. There
is always room to move about and create something else.