We started class on Thursday with an Art History lesson: “The Nativity with Angels and Prophets”, Duccio, early 1300′s. I discussed the floor plan for the Gothic church in which the altarpiece hangs. Note AH category. The artists finished up their designed animals. I cut the animals out and the boys glued them down to black paper for a background. As you can tell in the photos the animals look amazing. We then reviewed the Pop Art movement, early 1950′s. Trey and Ben finished outing on the photograph of themselves the highlights and shadows. The artists then traced their portraits onto some good heavy paper. They chose their color palette by searching through my paint chips. Each portrait consists of around 5-6 colors. We discussed contrasting colors. Next week the young artists will start painting their portraits with acrylic paint. I thoroughly enjoy teaching these 2 young men. We have some great conversations!