Art 4: Observing a still-life

As a warm-up exercise we freely drew to music while using different pencil grades and pressures in order to create plenty of shades. Our still-life was composed of fruits and vegetables because of their incredible shapes and colours. We learned about the importance of looking at objects instead of thinking how they should look. In order to draw a still-life our eyes must continually move from the piece of paper to the object and back.
Finally, we used gouache paint to complete our drawings. We just touched briefly upon the subjects of volume, light, perspective, mixing of colours, contrast, brush strokes… What a blessing to work with these dedicated little artists!