Animals in Art: Oil Pastel Drawings

Many of the 8th graders have completed their oil pastel drawings. We studied the work of Franz Marc and German Expressionism and then incorporated the idea of colors and abstraction into their projects. They worked on skills such including blending and were asked to create an abstract background that uses a minimum of 4 colors. Students will be painting over their projects with a clear coat to prevent smudging before taking them home.