Drawing from observation is a very important skill. It challenges one to use artistic knowledge and craftsmanship to identify elements of art and translate what the eye sees. As we build our portfolios, we are working on still life drawings. Students selected and arranged their own objects for each composition.
Some days are messier than others for kindergarten and first grade students, as you may see in these art room still lifes. We are using our favorite tools and materials to learn about observational drawing, then collaging them together to create an interesting composition. Students are looking closely to translate the lines and shapes of objects around them, while having fun sharing their observations with others.
Claes Oldenburg is best known for his larger than life sculptures but he also makes prints of everyday items. So, second and third grade students are looking to his two-dimensional renderings and practicing observational drawing. First we sketch.
Next we make print a landscape for our object to be pasted in as a monument. We are adding detail with a variety of materials.
Hello from the studio at Jacob G. Smith Elementary School! My name is Jillian Luse and I work with emerging artists in kindergarten through fifth grade. This is our online gallery, a space to share what we learn and create.