Metamorphosis- Object to Animal
I had been wanting to do this project since my practicum over 3 years ago, but I didn't really understand how to teach it. I recently and finally found this lesson by Tamara Allison.
It's an excellent lesson. It is broken down really well into instruction. I found that the easiest way to teach it is to display a number of objects and have students come up with animals that they can think of that have similar form as the objects being viewed.
Once they have chosen both their object and animal then they can decide if they need to draw 4 or 5 stages. I reminded them that the stages in between have to look similar to each other as they transition. Stage 2 should look more like stage 1, stage 3 should look more like stage 4 and stage 3 and 4 should look similar.
it helps to add shading and details that belong to each item as they transition from one stage to the next.
I think this is one of my new favorite projects. My students really impressed me. Some, I didn't know had such talent in pencil drawing.