Creepy Crawling Drawing

might want to think twice about taking a sip from this fountain…

Drawing realistically is hard.  Many adults who I talk to feel this way, many students I teach feel this way. I always tell students: DRAWING IS A SKILL THAT NEEDS TO BE PRACTICED! Just like math, reading, writing, soccer, dance, music, or anything you want to learn about or get better at.  Many of my art classes focus on exploring different processes, in this lesson, we focused on the product.  Students in the Share class truly worked trough  frustrations in drawing their amazing realistic spiders.  Just like in writing, artists create MANY drafts until they get a product they are happy with.  There was crumpled paper, crossed out lines, scribbles, distractions.  The students worked hard, and it shows…


Check out the video below, it really shows the benefit of perseverance and how effective critique can be! 

<p><a href=”″>Austin's Butterfly: Building Excellence in Student Work</a> from <a href=””>EL Education</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


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