Our Halloween Pumpkins were drawn by careful observation as representational shapes (and step-by-step instructions, of course!) Seeing these amazing drawings makes my heart melt <3.
And here's a beautifully illustrated book that we read about a seed who grew up to become a scary pumpkin.
Lastly, I shared one of the drawings from my sketchbook that I drew over the break. We went to the Safari Park and saw the Lions!!! Drawing something everyday will help improve their hand-eye coordination and observation skills.
Before our Autumn break, we practiced applying symmetry by drawing Monarch butterflies. Here's our new definition:
Symmetry describes a type of balance a shape has when there is an equal reflection on both sides of the middle line, called the line of symmetry.
Ask your student if he/she can explain the meaning of the 3 types of shapes below. What is the difference between a representational shape and an abstract shape?
I was so impressed by these B-E-E-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L butterfly drawings!
We read the delightfully illustrated book Monarch and Milkweed, and talked about the migration of the Monarch butterfly, which is happening right now!!! And there are about 25 locations in San Diego where they hang out during the winter. The most populated is on the UCSD campus (about 4500 butterflies) in the eucalyptus groves off Azul Street, and near the Mandeville Performing Arts Center. The best time to see them is during the Thanksgiving break. Check out this link for more information and directions:
Hi! I'm Brook Mesenbrink and I'm passionate about making and teaching ART.