Third graders spent some time learning observational drawing from Georgia O’Keeffe. We learned that she was born right here in (Sun Prairie) Wisconsin and she became very, very famous for her very large nature paintings.
3rd graders learned observational drawing is about looking for shapes, not just drawing the object in front of you. While this can be a difficult art concept to ‘get,’ students were really successful in their observational drawings.
We also learned that our compositions look more interesting if we drew large and drew all the way to the edge of the page (into La La Land).
“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.” -O’Keeffe