By Jamie Niman

Art students were given sketchbooks to travel and draw in during the summer program.  We introduced materials (H and B pencils, charcoal, blenders, kneaded erasers, art pens, paints, mixed media resources), discussed how to use them, and looked at examples of mixed media artwork.  Students were given opportunities to work at different tables with their preferred art tools.  We practiced the fundamentals of art together: value (hatching, cross-hatching, pointillism), texture, line, shape, form, and space on worksheets and in the sketchbooks.