Xavier School | Grade 9 | by Josiah Gosingtian
This is a two-part activity where I made my students look for, then draw with the shapes they see in projected animal photographs, after which I made them practice different tone-and-texture-making techniques with pencils.
As you go through my slides for this semester, you might notice that I keep reiterating the movement from simple to complex, that art is done in steps. This two-session affair showed me that most of my current students are unwilling to draw more than once per session (gasp!), with most of them becoming bored and inattentive knowing that they were going to draw animals “again”. I might have chosen something that was simply uninteresting for kids these days; I’ll have to adjust accordingly.