I've been doing a couple of things differently this year, beginning with my Art 1 kids. I decided to make drawing a priority. That's not to say that this is all we do, but it is the main thing we do. I am just finishing up with colored pencil techniques and came up with this assignment. I had the kids take a large sheet of drawing paper, then create six squares on this one large sheet. They then have to create six different drawings (of one object) on each square. I had them paint in the negative space around the squares so that the squares would stand out more. I am going to have them add shadows around the squares so they will look more 3-D. I'll post the finished products as soon as they are done which will be in a few more days.
Looking forward to the time off, already making a list of household chores that need to be done, including painting and rearranging my art studio. I'm actually looking forward to that :)