This semester my 8th graders focused on observational drawings and paintings, specifically still lifes. We looked at Dutch Baroque still lifes as well Cubism still lifes by Pablo Picasso.
With the Cubist Still Life the students studied color schemes and used chalk pastels to create these amazing works of art.
The students weren't too happy with completing two still life art works and were all bottled out by the time we were done but I have to say that I am extremely pleased with the results.
Maybe next time I will break up the unit by putting another project in the middle.