Saturday, October 22, 2011

Nature Inspired

Our atelier is filled with goodies from my walks around town
and a recent trip to Connecticut. Pine cones of all sizes, bark from trees , acorns,dried flowers, wood stumps.
It's amazing how many interesting natural objects can be found in a large metropolitan city. One just has to go out to walk and look. The Pre-k artists did "observational drawings". Some wanted to trace. But, we  encouraged them to look at their nature item and try to draw what they see. This takes practice but  the more they do it the better they will get. I tell them that just like learning to whistle or blow a bubble, they must do in order to learn.

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