Students spent March 30-April 1 learning about the artist Georgia O'Keeffe and exploring chalk pastels. After viewing O'Keeffe's work and noting the major characteristics of her style, students spent their time creating their own masterpieces.
After a short hike in the woods, students selected natural objects to bring back in the room and draw. Using a cropping square as a tool for dynamic compositions, students drew close up views of their leaves, flowers, branches, and grasses in pencil on 18x18" paper. Focusing on interesting negative space, sharp details, and bold, blended color, students created beautiful pieces using chalk pastels inspired by the work of O'Keeffe.