Learning to See LessonMagical SurrealismInspired by Christine Brennan

Students are delighted to tap into their imaginations with this lesson inspired by Christine Brennan. They start the way Christine often does with marks on their paper, then letting their minds wander, eventually seeing something visually spring to life. Given official permission to express themselves, each student creates something uniquely different from one another.

With this freedom, LTS Teaching Artists coach the students to address the formal aspects of art that Christine has mastered: form, shadow and light, and a strong sense of space and color. Prismacolor colored pencils are used on uniquely textured or colored paper to provide an elevated drawing/coloring experience. These tools help the students to further articulate their ideas and create works of art they are truly proud of and look forward to sharing with classmates and family.