Animals in Art: Oil Pastel Drawings

Along with the blending skills the 8th graders have been practicing, they are also working on the differences between realistic artwork and abstract artwork. They each drew a picture of the way they realistically picture a tree - this could be any type of tree, any size, any season.  We then discussed different ways we could make that abstract - some ideas were changing the color of the bark or leaves as well as changing the shape of the leaves. Below are some of the projects in progress along with abstract background practices.