While First grade is a little early to do a real still life, we did a brief project on value and lighting just to get the class ready for next year’s assignments. We did a simple sphere, and I must say that I am very impressed with the results! The class learned the terms right away and were incredibly eager to learn how to do value scales on something other than a bunch of rectangles. Our spheres came out fantastically! They are up in the hallway for everyone to admire.
At the end of our Still Life work, we dove right into portraiture, so the last two pictures are of the class drawing the other students in the room. I loved hearing them discuss the details, like the different shirt styles and hair colors, that make each person look unique.