Keystone junior high art students participated in the second part of the "Fleshing the Bones: The Art and Science of Drawing Dinosaurs" videoconference yesterday. The first part of the videoconference, presented by Magpi and the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences three weeks ago, introduced students to the concept of drawing dinosaurs based on skeletons and other clues. Students were given the assignment of completing the skull sketch that they started during the first session to present to other participants during the second meeting. See the K20 Inter@ctions blog for detailed info on the project.
Our students spent a whole day recently with art teacher Fred Carrow while he guided them through the sketching and painting of their dinosaur skulls. Using web sites and pictures from professional artists as their guides, they learned about shadowing and other art techniques as they finished sketching and then applied water colors (tempera paints) to their creations.
During yesterday's videoconference, each student artist from the seven participating schools in PA and New Jersey had an opportunity to share his finished masterpiece. The students simply held their papers up to the camera attached to the video conferencing equipment for viewing across the state! Jason from the Academy of Natural Sciences commented on their work and questioned their choice of colors, their biggest challenges, and the animals that influenced their drawings.
We have some very talented artists at Keystone as evidenced by their creations pictured below! Clicking on the pictures will enlarge them.