Monday, October 14, 2013

Representational Drawing

With the apples last week and insects this week, I realized something: this class is amazing at representational drawing!  When we talked about sunflowers one day, the children looked at photos and recreated them fairly accurately.  This week we talked about spiders; some of the children needed help with shapes, so I gave them a few shapes to glue together. We counted out 8 rectangles for legs and put two circles together for the body.  While they were working, I mentioned that "By the way, spiders also have 8 eyes." None of them said anything, but when they were done, several spiders had 8 eyes drawn on their heads.  We may still need a bit of help with social skills (getting better all the time) but we have art down at least!

Pursuing Wonder