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Monday, February 8, 2010

Still Life Roses

First and second grade made still life roses. When I teach still life, I tell the kids they have to learn how to draw with their eyes and let their brain guide their hand. First they have to draw a contour line around the rose 5 times until they see it as simply a shape..not a flower shape, just an organic shape. Then they draw the shape. They trace it with thier eyes and put it on the paper, then they look at the lines inside to make the petals. You can use fake roses , but it is good to do this in February b/c you can get real ones on sale cheap, and each class will have different roses through out the week because they begin to open.

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