Jobs often provide benefits of which the folks in human resources office are unaware. I work at the Rivers School, a coed private day school that serves grades 6-12 on 23 acre campus, located 15 miles from Boston with 900 feet of frontage on picturesque Nonesuch Pond in Weston, Massachusetts. During the school year, IContinue reading “A Natural Renewal”
Category Archives: The Rivers School
She doesn’t burn bridges, she covers them in gypsy flowers and feather kisses, then strolls along her merry way. Too heavy to carry grudges, she leaves love and hope droplets wherever she goes. — Melody Lee
If you intend to make a living at drawing, by all means learn it [the rules of perspective] now, and do not have them bothering you and your work for the rest of your life. (Andrew Loomis)
Extended Time Still Life
This week 8th graders started working on an extended time still life. They will —for the first time — be required to put 8 hours into the same graphite drawing while learning to find a point of view, add details and hit at least 5 different values.
The 7th graders at my school are doing graphite selfies using a grid. They were photographed wearing sun glasses. The assignment is to created something colorful in the lens that shows their personality.
Roz Stendahl’s week animal homework in the online Beginning class — offered by the Sketchbook School — an assignment was to draw at a natural history museum. Instead I dug up some bones at the school where I work. I found this skull bone in the “junk to draw” bin in the 8th grade artContinue reading “Animal Skulls”
Draw Your Day
Today I was the substitute teacher for 4 8th grade art classes. Their quote prompt for the day was “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” Maya Angelou Their assignment was to create a drawing to represent 2 sides of theirselves. Usually I do the art assignments, too. InsteadContinue reading “Draw Your Day”
Draw Two Sides of You
Today I was the substitute teacher for 4 8th grade art classes at the Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts. Their assignment was to create a drawing to represent 2 sides of theirselves.