SchoolArts Magazine

SEP 2019

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts since 1901.

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H I G H S C H O O L D rawing from observation is a skill all students can develop. If a subject is engaging, a still-life lesson can lay the groundwork for a lifelong love of art-making. After finishing a unit on value, I wondered how to introduce color while continu - ing to explore simple forms. Inspiration struck while I was contemplating what to do with leftover Halloween candy. What if, instead of eating the candy, we were to draw it? Here in front of me was the rainbow I was searching for. Each student eagerly chose their favorite treats and got to work! Arrangement and Photography Students began by arranging their candy on a small blank index card. I required them to overlap the pieces at least three times and to create an Rachel Wintemberg CANDY STILL LIFE Quiana Mendz. SCHOOLARTSMAGAZINE.COM 19

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