In my last few posts I've been sharing the teaching process behind the Figure Unit being presented in my AP Studio Art classes. Featured above are a sampling of the fruit paintings which I mentioned in the last post. I chose to have the students spend a few days painting simple forms in order to prep them for the painting the figure. The focus was on color mixing and better acquainting themselves with the handling of acrylics along with really studying form. We talked about shapes, not only of the fruits but of the areas of color around the fruit made through the light and shadows.
Currently they're painting the figure and doing a fine job! Tomorrow is the last day of painting, so pics will be posted soon.