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    Grade 3 assignment for the week of March 30-April 3rd 2020

    Hey everyone!  Your assignment this week is a fun one.  It's time to get a little silly and creative.  I would like you to create your own mystical creature.  You will need to combine at least 3 existing animals to create a completly new creature.  For example, it's possible a unicorn came from someone combining a horse and a narwhal.  You should pull up images from the internet or from books at home of various animals.  By doing so, you will have real images to look off of for refrences.  You should not be tracing anything, but just using these images so you can get your animal parts accurately drawn.  You should be drawing everything out in pencil first, and then if you would like to add color you can!  If you don't have access to any color, pencil works just as well.  Please email me a photo of your finished products, and I can't wait to see what you come up with!!


    Grades 4 and 5 assignment for the week of March 30-April 3rd 2020

    For this last week together I would like you to draw "A day in the life of................"

    That is your prompt.  Who will you be drawing a day in the life of?  Someone real?  A famous person?  A family member?  Yourself?  An animal?  A character you created?  This is totally up to you, where you take this.  You can set this drawing up however you would like.  It could be one full drawing,  you could set it up as a cartoon style, or you can make the composition in a different way.  You have full control over this piece.  You should pencil everything in first, and then go to color after that.  If you don't have access to color, that is absolutely fine!  Pencil is one of my favorite materials to create with.  Please email me a photo of your drawing when it is complete!  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me, and have fun with this!!!!!


     Grades 3rd-8th Art Assignments for March 16th-27th

    All grade levels will do a still life drawing per week.  For example, students can gather various objects from the house and display them on a table.  They need a minimum of three objects in the still life.  You can use pencil, charcoal, crayon, paint, oil pastel; whatever you want.  Please do not think you need to go out and buy anything.  Use what is in your home and get creative if you need to!  You must pencil the drawing in first though, if you should decide to use any form of color.  If you choose to use pencil for all your sketches, that is fine as well!  I should see some shading in these drawings, and they could take anywhere between 40 minutes to an hour.  So, after the two weeks, students should be handing in two different drawings.
    If you are lacking in plain paper in your home, you can sketch on anything; Lined paper, the back of an old poster, cardboard, sky's the limit!
    Remember, a good artist looks at their subject 80% of the time and their paper 20% of the time.  The more time we spend looking at our subject and not just at the paper, the better we will become at life drawing.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me through email.  Please have fun with this and enjoy!