Here is a look at what I have been up to with my 60 plus art students these last twelve weeks. I am always completely amazed by the talent and abilities of my students. This year I was a little worried because we only had twelve lessons. I decided early on to only commit to half of the year with this group of kids from Echo. I wasn't sure how it would go. I would have to condense and simplify what I taught. Boy was I in for a big surprise. Things got extremely complicated as each class turned into about 3 different levels of student experience. I ended up with two full time aides trying to keep up with me and my kids. Phew it was exhausting, but I think somehow we were able to pull some real talent out of these kids. Take a look for your self.
These rockets represent some of my 7-9 year old who's main object in this lesson was to learn to put at least five values in there drawing using charcoal and a kneaded eraser. While the older students below worked on pencil landscapes using black and white photos. They were using their drawing skills to practice proportion, perspective,value, and texture.
I have a lot more to post, so check back soon. This represents the first few lessons.
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