Sunday, January 24, 2010

Form, shape, shadow

Tomorrow I am subbing for my friend, Lou, as teacher in her Adult Beginner Watercolor Class.

It's been awhile since I've taught beginners! The lesson plan she gave me talks about demonstrating how to make 3-dimentional objects come alive on a 2-dimentional surface.

The handout for the students suggests copying a line drawing for an onion and a pepper and then discusses cast and form shadows. The discussion is good, but I hardly think drawing the actual vegetables will be beyond them. They've been in class for several months now. (3 Monday mornings a month.) Surely we can all freehand an onion and a pepper!!!! I hope to have a little display of the drawings afterwards. Wish me luck.

1 comment:

  1. Haven't had access to the computer a couple days - seems I miss a lot! Love the baby pineapple and stories associated therewith. Hope "he" tasted good! Good luck on your class - I'm sure they will be able to draw the veggies (but not without a lot of complaining!)