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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!