All students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of texture, composition and value, through planning, sketching, and the creation of a tonal still life drawing.
Warm up: Why do artists paint still lifes? How can you make your still life drawing more unique?
Reasons for drawing still lifes:
It's a study, a deep careful observation. Placing objects next
to each other (juxtaposition) sets up a dynamic tension, a relationship.
Artists like to explore these relationships.
It's good practice for any artist, just as doctors need to study and read we need to study light, shadow, shape to get better or not lose our skill. It's exactly like studying, you never stop learning.