Over the past few weeks, Sunflower and Fern groups have been continuing to study the figure in a variety of ways. Children began by modeling for their peers, who quickly sketched their poses. The following week, we reviewed figure drawing by reading a book called Louise Loves Art. Friends immediately made connections between the book and our figure drawing exercises from the previous week.
Ra’Maya: We did some poses like the kitty.
Luke: Last week we were the models and we were drawing the poses. I like drawing models very much.
Nneka: The cat is staying like a statue so she can draw him.
Selwyn: The cat is posing like we did on the stage.
Next, I shared with friends that a very special guest was going to come and model for us! Children were so excited and many had ideas of who the guest was going to be.
Zavier: When is the special guest model coming? Is it your dad?
Elliott: Is it your mom? Is your mom coming?
Trebor: Is the cat coming here?
In the future, maybe my parents can stop by to model! Unfortunately, they couldn’t make it for those days, so Mel the wooden mannequin came by! I showed friends that Mel could move his body in many ways to create all types of shapes. Children noticed that he could hold very tricky poses that would have been too hard for us to do.
Mae: I really like Mel. He’s so cool. He can touch his toes to his head and put his arms behind his head at the same time. His legs must hurt after.
Ryan: Mel looks like he’s kicking a soccer ball!
Zoe: Is Mel short for Melvin? When you said a model was coming I thought it was going to be your dad.
Justin: He arms look like he an airplane.
Andres: Wow, you’re the greatest poser, Mel! You stand so still. I tickled his feet and I hear him laugh but not move.
Zeina: Mel is doing a pirouette.