Saturday, October 8, 2011

(G1) Drawing from Observation (The Tree Project)

For this part of  The Tree Project, we took our drawing paper and pencils on the nature trail.
The class spent some time looking for the tree they wanted to draw.
Once we found our tree, we discussed the length, thickness, and direction of the branches.
The students were instructed to work slowly and to make corrections when necessary.

Student comment:  "My tree has many friends and they are playing in the sun."

Student comment:   "My tree looks broken because there is a curving branch I am trying to draw."

Student comment: " I like the top of my tree with all the leaves." 

Student comment: "I can's see the details of the leaves and so I am using my imagination. 
I made a bird nest."


  1. beautiful, expressive drawings. sometimes as teachers, we get bogged down in processes ... it is good to remember that some of the most effective ways to teach and learn art are as simple as going outside with a paper and pencil. and what a nice way to spend these rare "perfect weather" days! thanks for posting.

  2. Me encanta el trabajo que llevan a cabo, una creatividad y belleza genial en todas las entradas al blog. Un abrazo

  3. How wonderful!! Fantastic experience! Hello, Barbara

  4. Είναι πολύ όμορφο τα παιδάκια να δουλεύουν έξω στη φύση.Μου άρεσαν πολύ τα σχόλια που έκαναν κι ο τροπος που αποτυπωσαν τις εικόνες χρησιμοποιώντας τη δημιουργική τος φαντασία.Η προηγούμενη ανάρτηση μου άρεσε πολύ και οι φωτογραφίες αλλά και τα έργα το παιδιών λυπάμε που χάθηκε το σχόλιο που άφησα.Ενα ακόμη μπράβο για εσάς και τους μικρούς υπέροχους καλλιτέχνες.

  5. Sketching on a nature trail is a good exercise !

  6. Really wonderful compositions and comments, I love the last one when he says that is using your imagination to see the details.

  7. Very interesting photo serie of students' work.

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    Have a nice week.

  8. This looks like a wonderful place for children...what a nice blog too. The kids' comments are so sweet.

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