1st grade students are in the midst of a unit on realistic drawing. They are studying 19th century French artist Rosa Bonheur, who was famous for her paintings of animals. See the gallery below for the students' works in progress and images of their close observation of the shapes and lines on various animals. Rosa Bonheur's Ploughing in Nevers, is pictured on the right.
4th grade artists have been studying one point perspective as a technique to give their drawings the illusion of depth. Each student created a surreal, dreamlike landscape featuring buildings in one point perspective. They used color pencil, sharpie, and chalk pastel to make their imagined scenes come to life. Click on the gallery below to view larger images of their process.
Ada Leaphart, Visual Art Teacher at the Integrated Arts Academy