Wednesday, October 12, 2011

5th Grade Still Life

With 28 classes coming through my room every week, doing a still life is a challenge. I decided to glue all of my vases (bought at Goodwill, and spray-painted white) to a piece of cardboard, and use a desk lamp for light and shadows.

The set-up turned out nicely, with soft shadows falling on each vase. Perfect for learning to blend charcoal!

I used the still-life with 5th grade, and they did an outstanding job drawing from sight. Here are a few drawings that today's 5th grade class completed this morning:

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