Thursday, December 9, 2010

Poinsettia, ages 9 to 12

I do a poinsettia class with my adult students every year. As I was teaching them, I thought, my student class could to this too.  So we talked about point of view. Instead of drawing the plant from the side with the pot, like most of us would, we looked at it from the top, bottom... and chose to try from the top. Now this is a tough thing to do because you really have to look and separate the layers so that you can paint with a plan. We also talked about painting in the negative areas of the petals to show the lighter colored lines. Nice Job!