The grade 8 students have had a sensational start to the year. They began by learning how to truly see their animal. They created blind, negative space, contour and gesture drawings of their animals.
Then they researched WHY their animal is endangered and presented the information to their peers. This was followed with charcoal research. The students researched, tested and copied charcoal techniques from the Internet.
We then sketched our animal onto watercolour paper and practised the “splash and dash” technique of wet in wet. Now, it was time to learn how to tone our animal with charcoal.
The final step for the development, was to put the charcoal onto the watercolour paper. Aren’t they gorgeous? I can’t wait to see their finals.
Today 8F sketched their final animal and some students even completed their watercolours. This means next class they are onto the charcoal and will soon be finished! They will be amazing I am sure.
If time permits before we work with our buddies in NY we will create endangered animal posters and email them to some websites/charities to help them raise awareness for their cause.