Still Life

This Still Life activity & project also includes:

Introduce young artists to still life drawing with a handout that details the basic steps in the creation of these works.

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Instructional Ideas

  • If this exercise represents the first time that class members have attempted a still life drawing, prepare three sketches of a similar object arrangement that represent the three stages of the project; the blocking geometric sketch, the redefined sketch, and the final, shading and shadows sketch
  • Prepare images of several still life works to show to the class
  • The information sheet can be reproduced and a copy given to each student
Pros

  • The seven steps detailed include beginning with a careful examination of the objects and their size relative to each other
  • One sample is included in the resource
  • A rubric is included
Cons

  • Only one completed sample is included in the resource and none that demonstrate the process