Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Beginning Student Progress

(left image) Avary very shyly came to class ready to draw. Before art instruction started I had her draw a picture of a face. Avary is 10 years old.
(right image) This is Avary's progress after about one month of drawing instruction. She has taken what she has learned in class and has worked hard in class and at home. She is focused in class, but through interaction she has shown she is very knowledgeable about many things and is very confident. I am excited to see what she is capable of doing!

Working With Watercolor Crayons and Colored Pencil

This is Kari's first attempt using watercolor crayons with Prismacolor Colored Pencil. (image is 5"x7") Using these crayons helps to move the colored pencil process more quickly. Normally you may apply 7 or 8 layers of pencil but when using the watercolor crayons you may only have 3 to 4 layers of colored pencil to get the desired results. You apply the watercolor crayon to Pastelbord's sanded surface for the first layer and then apply water to blend. Then you add the colored pencil layers. Super job, Kari!