First 6th Grade Art Unit of the Year
This is a photo of an end of class critique with 6th graders on Monday. We have been learning about the work of American artist Jim Dine, specifically his tool drawings. We learned a bit about his childhood and the time he spent helping out at his grandfather’s hardware store, where tools became “like relatives” to him (nga.org). Using Dine as a master artist, students drew a tool of their choice from observation. They used line first, then moved into using a full value range (art pencils and charcoal). They were required to fill the page and pay close attention to accurate proportion, positive space, and negative space. So far, I think they are really doing a great job. Student handled the critique with respect, making insightful, constructive comments that reflected their acquired knowledge. I was very proud of them! We are very close to being finished, which means I get to hang the first hallway gallery show of the year very soon!