This week was started drawing a small jug with a dried flower inside... I can see that Yuval is looking at the still life so much more closely now while she draws!! After the first drawing..we looked at it together and talked about certain points - how the handle was unusally low on the jug and she had drawn it at the top and how because the jug is round, the bottam of it doesnt go straight across...and then i asked her to draw it again!! I really love this part of the lesson - as we do it every week, i can see the changes - in Yuval and her drawings.

This time Yuval drew the handle in the right place and drew a curve at the bottam of the jug.
We missed last weeks lesson, so today was a double. As its the first night of Chanukah tomorrow and wanting to carry on the subject of shadow from last time..i came up with the idea of a 'shadow box' with a menorah. I took a box i had kept from one of my swaps (; and asked Yuval to draw a menorah on the side. I then cut it up for her (safety reasons) and she then covered it in siver foil.
She added yellow and orange paper at the top for the flames and we covered the sides of the box in blue paper.

Yuval also made a card for her family using potato stamps which we touched on very quickly! We will continue with printing.

It was a very enjoyable lesson!!

10 Comments:

  1. stephanie s said...
    i am thinking that the dried flower was a poppy pod? you can tell yuval that someone halfway around the world could tell what she was looking at... again, loving your lessons.
    bugheart said...
    ohhh
    don't we get
    to see
    the vase she
    was drawing?!
    ;)
    such wonderful
    projects...
    it must be
    so much fun!
    xo
    louise said...
    Looks like you guys are having a ball... My compliments on Yuval's drawing, it's great.
    maditi said...
    I´m just in love with yuval´s still life drawings :)
    you´re doing a wonderful job!!!
    cruststation said...
    What beautiful artwork, it's great that we share her progress with you knowing that your teaching is having good effects. I love that light box, so lovely and potato stamps? so much fun!! I am coming for the next class!
    anne said...
    julie, juvals drawings are so beautiful! so so nice! i love the poppy pod, too.
    anne said...
    oops, sorry i misspelled little yuval ;)
    tiel S-K said...
    So much happening in that lesson. It sounds and looks like it was a very rewarding one for both teacher and pupil.
    risa said...
    happy chanukah dear julie! i'm going to make some latkes for our friends here who've never had them before...
    simple me said...
    The idea of a shadow box is so inspiring. I love it!

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