I have started Contour line drawing with my 5th grade. I LOVE contour line. I am excited about the lesson this year because they have already been exposed to contour in a lesson I taught last year where they did their hands (standard contour warm up) and then their shoes. 5th grade does plants - this year they are using Sharpies and Marvey Le Pens. It should make a nice variation with the thick and thin lines. Here is a test drawing I did to see how much the LePen would run with water over it. The student's contour plant drawings are finished with watercolor. I also got a shot of one of my student's warm ups - I love how she combined the two pens and also included her bracelets.
Currently I am the Art Educator at Auburn Middle School. Prior to that I taught at Greenville Elementary for 6 years. Both schools are located in Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia.
I am a career changer and decided to leave the corporate world and get my Masters in Art Education. I have a BFA from The Corcoran School of Art & Design and a MAT from George Mason University.
When I am not Pinning art lesson ideas on Pinterest, I am usually on the baseball field keeping score for my son's baseball team.