Thursday, February 14, 2013

Master Studies

In my Drawing 1 class, I recently had my students study drawings by master artists.  Each student selected a copy of a master drawing and then did his/her best to reproduce it with charcoal on 18x24 inch paper.  My hope was that my students would gain greater insight into the drawing process as they observed the "solutions" used by master artists.  Overall, I was very pleased with the results.  Here a few of the drawings that resulted from the project.

A.M., 9th grade, Study of John Singer Sargent

A.W., 10th grade, Study of George Seurat

 C.C., 10th grade, Study of Leonardo Da Vinci

R.S., 10th grade, Study of John Singer Sargent

 B.F., 9th grade, Study of Edgar Degas