I just wanted to take a minute and share some of my 7th graders’ artwork that was created for our Art of Conservation unit. We learn about conservation and duck stamps before students create artwork in their choice of media using observational drawing skills. It is a good confidence booster since we cover skills that are helpful for realistic drawing since we all know students at this age tend to lose interest if they have trouble translating what they see. I also use it as an opportunity to demonstrate multiple painting and drawing media that students can choose from. I can’t wait to share the news from the contest as soon as we get full results!