Degas is most famous for his portraits of ballet but is also loved going to the race track and painting pictures of horses.
|The program gave us two choices for the art work to complete---either a ballerina|
|or a horse and jockey--both kids chose this picture to recreate|
|First we had to block out our paper with even squares to help recreate the drawing|
|It was recommended to complete the picture upside down as this helps with the brain to only observe the lines and not see the picture as a whole.|
|This is mine attempt at copying the ballerina, I was pretty pleased with it considering it is all done free hand just using the squares as my guide|
|At first the kids were very scared of this process and worried it wouldn't look right but with encouragement they gave it a try|
|Once they completed the drawing we used chalk to color it in|
|after coloring the picture we went back and traced over the pencil lines with heavy black pencil.|
|This is princess's version again I think she captured the original one great.|
|Little Mans piece turned out great and this is the first advance drawing I have ever seen him do. I only helped a teeny bit for the body.|
|Here is my version of the picture|
|I also did the Ballerina although the children chose to pass on doing this one today.|
This was the hardest assignment from this series so far but I have to say I was very impressed on how well the children did. We are hoping to visit a museum very soon to see some of Degas' original works of arts in Paris.