Ashton is 13 years old and has been with me for just 2 months. She diligently worked on the beginning exercises to learn how to look differently at objects to draw them more accurately. This drawing is her first and she is still in the process of putting in all the different values (the lights and darks). Ashton is becoming more familiar with her pencils, erasers, and other tools to get a more "polished" drawing. She drew her beagle from a resource, transferred it to drawing paper, and has proceeded capturing it's likeness. I can always depend on Ashton being a careful listener, coming to class with all her materials, using class time efficiently, asking good questions when she is unsure of something, and working at home to continue her progress. Awesome work, Ashton!