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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

bugs on the loose

My 6th grade artists have done a fantastic job this semester drawing insects and insect family members. We were inspired by the work of Dutch artist M.C. Escher and other visual artists to create insect value studies.
I asked the students to "break the borders" with their insects and to push beyond the edges of the paper to create bugs all over as if they were truly crawling all over. My students looked at photographs that I had for them to closely study from observation the insects body parts, legs, textures and more! The students did an excellent job creating realistic renderings of the insects.
Here are just a few of the results. These drawings are "on the loose" all over our hallway and many students have stopped to check out these beautiful drawings. I am very pleased with their work.
Be on the lookout for an insect invasion coming soon to a hallway near you! Be Well and Enjoy!


  1. böcekleri sevmiyorum ama bu çalışmalar süper olmuş.tebrikler!

  2. I love these! They look great, would love to try this using lino and making a repeat pattern. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I doubt artist is in 6th grade, he did really good here and made it perfectly. Beautiful post, thanks for sharing it with us

  4. Beautifully sketches, I wish I can do such neat and clean sketches. Thank you for sharing it with us and keep posting such posts