I started a new chapter in my art room this past January. I have the privilege of teaching begindergarten art class at Soo Hill and Webster! I did have some trepidation while preparing lessons: How independent can they be? What can they draw on their own? How will I know if I'm giving too many directions? What will thier attention span be like? Now that I've been working with them for a couple of months, I am feeling more comfortable and confident with my choices of lessons. This one is a keeper!
This is a one-day drawing project that uses only oil pastels. I showed students some of Leroy Neiman's art - he specializes in athletes and animals, and usually uses lots of bright colors. Then I led students through a step-by-step drawing of a lion's face. We talked about lines as we drew the mane. They were very proud of their drawings!
The original lesson came from this blog.