February 16, 2009
Our Fourth Graders recently finished up their study of French Impressionist artist Edgar Degas. They learned that Degas was interested in capturing movement, which is one of the reasons he chose to draw ballet dancers. Our fourth graders learned several ways to draw human figures - quick gesture drawings, drawing wooden mannequins to understand body proportion, and drawing from life as they posed for each other.
Their completed project features mannequin drawings done in grease pencil along with a portrait of Edgar Degas. Here are four masterpieces that will be included in our upcoming April Hudsonville Student Art Show!