Week 5: Sketch & Illustrate!
July 26th – August 1st
K-2: Animal Portraiture with Merideth Ferrell
Students will take time to observe and illustrate animals in their environments. Students will utilize colored pencils as they learn to draw a variety of animals from mammal to aviary. This lesson touches on life science concepts while teaching observation and illustrative drawing skills. Supplies: paper, pencil, eraser, colored pencils (crayons, if colored pencils are not available)
Students will begin this lesson building a sketchbook all their own to fill with mindful and observational drawings. Sketchbooks have a practice to them involving exploration, experimentation, and self-guided challenge. Students will be provided a series of exercises to fill their sketchbooks with drawings, helping them develop a new skill and track their artistic progress. Supplies: paper, stapler (or tape, glue, or string), pencil, coloring supplies (like markers, crayons, or colored pencils), spoon or fork
The art world made huge strides during the Renaissance era, when new elements of design, perspective, and style were introduced and explored. In this lessons, students will work similarly to those great artists of the time as these design elements are still used in art today! Students will be challenged to explore the realms of realism as they explore visual art and learn some art history. Supplies: paper, pencil, ruler, eraser, colored pencils or crayons. Optional: tissue or paper towel, black marker, piece of fruit, bowl