Second Grade learned about drawing from observation. We looked at photographs of various insects.
Illinois based entomologist and insect photographer Alex Wild took the photos that we used. Check out this link to his photography HERE! We discussed basic parts, including the head, thorax, abdomen and antennae. We looked carefully at the highlights, shadows, and cast shadows. We reviewed the basics of observational and contour line drawing, and drew our insects slowly and carefully. Then we used watercolor paint to add color.
Look at the slideshow below to see a few of the many drawings and paintings the 2nd grade did!
If you are interested in other similar projects that other schools have done, look here and here!
–Mrs. Crepas, Art Teacher, James Giles School