Here is one good group of students. I know I said this before – they came in, focused, and drew – day after day after day. Overall, I’d say they were a quiet group. They laughed a bit here and there just to relieve tension, I suspect. They never hesitated to point out which works they liked best and clearly express why.
Our last day of class was no exception. They came in with extra excitement and then we proceeded to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the work. We talked about how the semester played out for each of them.
A challenge I do have is teaching various levels of drawing students in one 2 hour and 45 minute class session. You’ll see examples from all the levels and you’ll note that some of the work might be unfinished. I teach realism. They learn to look and they learn to put down what they see.
Susan’s Tortoise, mixed media on (we never knew what kind of) paper
Gwynn’s Flower Rag Boogie, pastel on BFK
Gwynn’s master reproduction, a Georgia O’Keeffe, pastel on BFK
Jessica’s charcoal still life on BFK
Sofia’s Glass Bottles on BFK
Yari’s Terrific as Terrific gets, charcoal study on BFK
Fabiola’s Friday Night, charcoal study on BFK
Deja’s Pearly Whites, charcoal study on BFK
Gabriela’s Still Life on BFK
Jennifer’s Rope, charcoal study on BFK
Ehteli’s Absract, charcoal study on BFK
Jennifer’s Great Knot, value study
Sofia’s Accidental, value study
Ehthlei’s value study
Bravilio’s Faint Memories of Freedom, value study
Dustin’s value study
Class is over. Grades are in.
I have a feeling most of this group will continue to draw throughout the summer.