Each student chose a reference picture of their choice. They also made their own decisions on how they would compose their image on the paper.
8 year old
After a couple of warm up exercises using their reference material as a guide, we got started on the final drawings.
First using a water-soluble pencil, each student found the outside line shape that made up their image and put it on paper. They then went over the lines with a bit of water to start to create value.
6 year old
My goal this class was to focus on line and how it can be used to create texture and interest in an artwork. So after they went over their first lines with water, each artist could then choose to either use the water-soluble pencil again over the damp paper (creating some very ink like lines) or change to graphite to start adding detail lines.
10 year old
Once they had added a bit more detail to their first drawing, we stopped and looked for pattern of lines in the reference image and then each student interpreted their observations how they saw fit into their drawings.
11 year old
And finally because one student asked if we would only ever do drawings in black and white last week, I put out some chalk pastel so each child could add a little color.
By the end of class, each student had a lovely complex drawing focused on line and pattern.
Happy New Year!!!