Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Negative Space Plant - Student Art

Midway through the drawing unit that I put my Beginning 2-D art students through, I break things up with this fun but challenging assignment. First the students create a new, exciting format other than a simple geometric shape. In this case, junior Anne Gu chose a zebra. Then the students use their new right brain drawing skills to draw a plant in negative space within the format. The last step is to brush india ink into all parts of both plant and format. The whole process involves a lot of critical thinking as well as drawing and painting skills, so they are learning about good design as well.

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