Many of the projects had kids doing a still life of sorts using an object that they could look at and draw using the techniques they had been learning.
One of our projects had us focusing on a light source. The kids had to look at an object using only one light source and sketch the object using form- the shape of the object and value- the shading of light and dark areas.
In another lesson we were looking at texture and the kids had the opportunity to feel the texture of different objects before sketching and using different art techniques to convey texture.
I liked to attempt the projects sometimes for myself because, although I've never been an artsy person, this was interesting to me. In this lesson we were looking at contrast and made these leaf rubbings and then filled in the "negative space."
The one thing that the kids expressed displeasure in was that drawing was the only style of of art we were learning. They would have liked some variety. There are other curricula from ARTistic Pursuits that do focus on other styles of art. But the books tend to focus on one form so that the kids can learn it well.
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