Lesson 2: Shapes
We began with exploration of shapes- angles, sides, corners, types of lines within, etc. We drew shapes and drew pictures using only shapes. We looked at various art pieces that primarily used shapes either in a completely abstract format or to create something real.
Final exercise was a still life. Starting with the basic shape of the items in front of them- an apple and a vase with a flower in it.
Rylan's work in progress
Then moving on to shading and adding more to the basic shape until it more closely resembled the real object.
Rylan began to get frustrated with his flower....I rather liked it. When he was done I showed him a copy of Van Gogh's sunflowers and pointed out some of the similarities. I know he suffers from the same problem I have- not being able to get the picture in your head out on paper and it can be frustrating. But I think it helps him a lot to see artists' interpretations of real items, seeing that a drawing shouldn't look like a photograph.