I always go to the music department and ask to borrow old,
or non used instruments for my still life. I have also
brought in old bicyles (from my garage), taxidermy animals,
bones and hats from my own collection. Last year we drew my
collection of Charlie McCarthy's (I have 9). My rule of
thumb for still life is to let them use viewfinders and only
do a part of the still life. In that way they can
concentrate on the part that interests them.