This Sunday's Taster class was intended to be for children 11 to 14 years old. But this is a dead season in Boston - everyone is on vacation - so I could get only two children of required age to participate. But my friend called and asked if she could come with her 8 year old son and my husband also decided to join :) So we had a mixed-age group, which worked out great!
The class was about drawing an animal and I have chosen quite an unusual animal - an aardvark. They are African ant-eaters, "earth pigs" (translation from Afrikaans) and pretty amazing animals. Google them - you will enjoy what you see!
For the first part of the class the participants were drawing aardvarks from the photo-references, then they draw couple of animals from imagination (on the photos below they are all mixed). On the pictures you might see some skeletons - that's because we had a photo-reference of aardvark's skeleton as well (to understand how it moves and how the legs are positioned).
So, after the students got used to drawing aardvarks they were assigned to draw or paint aardvark in the media of their choice. We had colored marker, black marker, gouache, colored pencils and oil pastels used on white paper, white carton, carton covered with gesso, and black paper. Check out the results! They are beautiful!