AP Drawing is well into the second marking period with the reductive charcoal drawings. Yes...they are messy and there are bits of charcoal trailing around the classroom.. BUT- they are just awesome! Working from observation, on a heavy mixed media paper with compressed charcoal, students are drawing skeletons using erasers. We are creating value and texture by removing the charcoal. The results are instant and you can really appreciate the negative spaces in the skeleton. We are only spending three days on these but they are probably one of my most favorite projects of the year. This is marking making at its best!
"The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world."
Mrs. Dorothy Amme
Visual Arts Teacher
Piscataway High School