4th Grade: Stunning Still-Life

Last week was spent finishing up our still-life drawings. When looking back on the practice drawings, it’s obvious how much everyone has improved in just those few days!

At the end of this week, there was still one drawing that needed a finishing touch. As soon as it is completed, it will be added to the collection of fourth grade art on the wall. Once they are all up, I’ll post a picture.

This week, between touching up the drawings, we did a quick lesson on how to see complex forms as being just simple shapes. I projected a foreshortened hand up onto the white board and students came up to draw shapes on it, showing me how they could break it into easier pieces.

After that, we moved on to foreground, middle ground, and background, as well as positive and negative space. For our next project, students will be breaking up an image of their choice into foreground, middle ground, and background. Knowledge of positive and negative space will help them draw those sections onto construction paper as just outlines. Then we will be reconstructing the image. The Space Division Project will be beginning in full force next week.

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