Friday, September 17, 2010
All About Me!
In this picture, Ethan is working on outlining his drawing for the lesson I call, "All About Me." I like to teach this lesson as a fun way to get to know my students better at the beginning of a new quarter. I ask each student to complete a worksheet where they answer a few simple questions about the things they like to do, their favorite foods, their favorite place, etc.
The students work on using overlapping shapes to make the composition more interesting. Overlapping shapes go in front of or behind each other. The composition of a picture is the way that the artist chooses to organize all of the parts in the picture.
I also required that they fill up the paper with drawings that were a variety of sizes. Using a variety of sizes means that some things are big, some are medium and some are small. Using variety in an artwork helps to make the picture interesting to look at.
Let's see how this assignment progresses in the next few posts!