Fifth grade has been working away in their sketchbooks this year, learning lots of new techniques. These include learning how to use 1 line to create a drawing, which is known as contour drawing; understanding value; understanding color and blending colored pencils; and most importantly how to use proportion to draw a human face.
Room 14 just finished the contour drawing workshop this week, and really had a lot of fun practicing their contour drawings. Some students practiced blind contour drawing, which means they only looked at the object they were drawing, not at their paper. Others practiced contour drawing, looking both at their drawing and their object.