The 4th graders have been learning about figure drawing and movement through studying the artist Edgar Degas. We discussed how Degas showed movement through blurry lines and color. Degas' favorite subject to paint was ballerinas because they constantly move in a graceful manner. We had a blast discussing proportions by picking models to pose on a pedestal as the rest of the class drew them! Then we used mannequins to draw their own figures in three different poses. We used a pattern of color and squiggly lines to show movement similar to Degas!