|Cheetah by Sylvia, grade 2|
|Zebra by Mackenzie, grade 4|
To begin, students examined pictures of their selected animal, looked for the basic shapes in their bodies, and practiced drawing them in their sketchbooks. Once they had practiced, the animals were drawn with yellow chalk on white sulphite paper that had been cut to 15"x 21", Chalk was used for three reasons: to encourage the kids to draw large, to make it easy to wipe off (erase) and adjust the lines, and to eliminate having pencil lines that would show through the paints.
|Elephant by Joe, grade 3|
|Giraffe, by Forrest, grade 3|
Coming soon, here on the blog, more wild and wacky fauve wild beasts, this time made from papier-mache! Here's a little teaser for you!