I've been doing the "sausage " people with my fourth graders this week.
They are doing 30 second gesture drawings. They've really had a great time
drawing each other. We are learning to capture movement and have looked at
the dancers of Degas. The final drawing is an ice skater. The final project
is from a photo, but the practice drawings teach them to really look at the
positioning of the figure and not draw their people so stiff. They can
choose between figure skater, speed skater or hockey player which will be
made in to a print.. Janet