Two grades have just finished projects in the studio; 5th graders put the finishing touches on their ceramic landscapes that conclude the unit about landscape and depth, meanwhile 7th graders get to wash their hands one last time as they completed their charcoal value drawings of animals.
The fifth grade students had to consider 3 dimensionality as well as texture in their sculptures, and then finished them with layers of acrylic paint.
Seventh graders studied their animals for a long time, starting with graphite drawings and then transitioning to the messy and challenging medium of charcoal. They needed to tone the paper, then pull out the light with an eraser and draw in the darkest shadows with charcoal. They finished the finest details of texture and shading with charcoal and “white charcoal” pencils.