5th grade students have been studying observational drawing. They kicked off the unit with a classic challenge: drawing their own hands. Focusing on contours, students strived to think about what they actually saw on their hands versus what they wanted the picture to look like. Artist M.C. Escher served as their inspiration for the sketch (see below, a section of his "Drawing Hands"). Click to enlarge images below.
Ada Leaphart, Visual Art Teacher at the Integrated Arts Academy