Special Object drawing, 02/27/22
At this workshop, students had the option of sculpting or drawing their "special object" first. I was not surprised when they all chose to sculpt their object first, and then draw it. At this age, making a concrete, 3-dimensional representation of an object gives students a physical grasp of the it, and helps them with translating it to a flat surface as a drawing.
After students sculpted their object, we talked about how observational drawing is translating your object onto a flat surface using the pencil tool. I introduced them to different drawing and blending tools such as pencils, kneaded erasers and tortillons, and explained about pencils with varying hardness and softness. See some of their awesome creations below.