There's a new skeleton in town... her name is Chick and as part of our first unit on observation, we are drawing her twice.
We drew her day one, in fact, it was the first thing we did. The rest of the week, we are drawing a bone or two each day as a warm up. At the end of the week, we will draw her again and I'm pretty sure the results will be remarkable... but more on that later.
Meanwhile, as a mini-lesson, each student drew a cartoon character of their choice. They didn't know that today I would ask them to draw that character again but this time creating a skeleton for it. A little imagination mixed in with a little observation and here are the results in progress...
Art of South B
Artwork by students at
Art of South B
The Visual Arts Dept. at SBHS is like no other program in the state. Learn more, watch the Intro to South B video.
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