In yesterday's art classes, we worked some more on line drawings.
The 9 yr olds did some directed drawing ( they followed my directions - draw a small dot on the right side of the paper, draw a circle around the dot, etc...) and drew a bird, which they then painted, using watercolor crayons. Then they used an Ebony pencil to do a line drawing of a toy animal, and used the side of the pencil to shade around it.
The 14 yr.olds worked on line drawings by copying a master - this study of the head of an angel for Madonna on the Rocks, by Leonardo Da Vinci. They found this was harder to do than they thought!
Since the girls found this a bit frustrating, and Amanda was begging to do something with COLOR, I had them draw a bird from a photo, and then paint with the watercolor crayons as well.