I find that the 7th graders really enjoy the spontaneous nature of working in charcoal.
Rochelle did a great job with the work above.
They find it versatile and they like being able to pick from pencil form, vines, conte' and sticks.
I like the flag that Kamron put atop his above.
I think Lindsey's cast shadow above is wonderful.
And of course the funnest part for me is seeing the backgrounds they come up with. I especially like this one by Maneesh.