The focus for week 4 and 5 was geometric shapes. We began each class by reviewing the definitions of Line and Shape, and I was impressed that most students had memorized them! Before we tackled our main drawing projects, we did warm up exercises to strengthen our eye to hand coordination (Trace-Copy-Trace-Copy-Trace-Copy....) I read two books to them; Color Farm, by Lois Elhert, and which we decided should be called Geometric Shape Farm because it was filled with animals made from geometric shapes. The Other book was Drawing Lessons from a Bear, by David McPhail. Afterward, they all officially proclaimed to be ARTISTS and I handed out sketchbooks for them to take home and practice drawing in everyday. Here are my students proudly displaying their process and final drawings.
The sketchbooks were received with ecstatic joy! And a few students have already shared their sketches with the class!
Hi! I'm Brook Mesenbrink and I'm passionate about making and teaching ART.