We are all really enjoying the variety and challenges in art. We took another stab at using pastels. Last semester, we tried using them when drawing animals and the kids found it a bit frustrating. The smudging caused the final picture to be a little messy looking. When drawing landscapes, the smudging was minimized and everyone liked their pictures much better.
Next, we made a layered picture. This one took some serious thought and planning, but the kids did great. After seeing how long each layer took, they settled for fewer layers but the end result was good.