Scientific Drawings

Thinking about a new career?  Georgetown third grade artists learned all about becoming a scientific illustrator.  They discovered that a scientific drawing is a detailed, accurate drawing that can be used to illustrate a textbook or to help study a plant or animal. They enjoyed studying leaves, feathers, pinecones, and other objects from nature as they created these beautiful and accurate drawings.

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For a final fun step, third graders painted and printed leaves for a pop of color.  We have some future scientific illustrators who will be looking for a job soon!

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I Can Goals:

* I can make observations and detailed drawings of natural objects

* I can create an eye path and movement with thoughtful placement of drawings on my paper

A Visitor to the Art Room

Fifth Grade artists enjoyed a visit from local artist Cody VanDrunen today.  Cody is a former student of mine and is now following his passion – owner of CVD Designs, working as a free lance graphic designer, creating art and selling his work.  Talking with Cody was a real eye opener for many of our 5th graders; they peppered him with questions about how he works and where he gets his ideas and even how many pets he has (4 cats!).  Cody also entertained everyone with a few quick sketches.

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Learn more about Cody and his work at these links:

CVD Designs, Great Lakes Cornhole Boards