Sunday, August 30, 2009
My Art Club Classes will be starting again soon! But until then, I thought I'd share one of last year's projects: Pet Portraits.
I teach after school art at three elementary schools, with about 125 students in 7 classes. For this project, the artists first identified the shapes they saw in the animal photo, and then they sketched with pencil. We used oil pastels, blending with a turpentine substitute, to shade and color.
Some of the kids brought in photos of their own pets, but most used photos I've collected over the years from calendars and animal advocate publications like Best Friends and The Humane Society.