Small Masters: Story Snapshots

 

Today in art class we briefly talked about Titian, a Renaissance artist who was commissioned by Royalty and the like, and who not only did portraiture and Christian figures, but mythology as well. 
I had the kids create a story in their mind, and depict one scene of it by drawing it with a pencil on a small canvas, and then outlining the details with toothpicks. Using toothpicks is useful to help kids slow down a little, and pay some attention to detail (although age is helpful too!). This is an exercise that will hopefully help them in lessons to come :-)