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Getting a Kick Out of Still Life

Eighth-graders in Elissa Donovan’s art class are using their at-home art kits to work on a drawing project using the technique of direct observation. Donovan said each student surveyed their closets at home and chose a shoe as a model for a still life. The students then incorporated close observation into their work. “The students are learning to ‘see’ an object by gauging the proportions and angles of the object in front of them and recreating it on paper,” said Donovan.