We spent a morning drawing our classroom houseplants. Making observational drawings helps artists to slow down and look, notice details, and connect what they see in life with what they create.
Students chose from a variety of planter “picture starters”. This gave them a frame of reference for noticing the connection between the pot and the plant. They chose from markers, colored pencils, or oil pastels for drawing media. We ended up with a lovely variety of lively plant drawings.