Fourth grade artists wrapped up their study of Edgar Degas and figure drawing as they created these ballerinas and martial arts figures.
They learned about Edgar Degas and how he captured movement as he drew ballerinas as they rehearsed.
After posing and drawing each other and drawing from wood mannequins, they had fun showing movement in these cute drawings.
This project was inspired by fourth grader Nathan, who loves to draw martial arts figures!
I CAN: tell two facts about the artist Edgar Degas; draw a huma figure showing movement.
Georgetown Fourth Grade artists recently finished a huge figure drawing unit. They began by looking at the art of Edgar Degas, who was a master at drawing the human figure and known for his pastel drawings of ballerinas.
Then they tried their own figure drawings…modeling for each other and doing a series of quick gesture drawings in their sketchbooks.
Next we moved on to drawing wooden mannequin figures!
Finally – they created a background by straw blowing paint and outlining their beautiful blotches…and adding their figure drawings and other practice forms on their background. Magnificent!
* Identify the work of Edgar Degas
* Capture movement in a figure by gesture drawing
* Draw a mannequin figure in correct proportion
See more 4th Grade figure drawings at our ARTSONIA on-line gallery!
My fourth graders have been studying the work of Edgar Degas. After learning how Degas captured movement in his sketches of ballerinas, my students were excited to become models for each other as they drew their own quick gesture drawings in their sketchbooks. Not sure which they enjoyed more – modeling or sketching!