After taking an AOE Studio Drawing course this past summer, I have rethought my process for observational drawings. This year I have decided to truly involve students in the still life process by allowing them to touch the items and put together the components of their own still life rather than being limited to what I might assemble for them. The focus for the assignment is to demonstrate an understanding of Space in art by using overlap, placement, and linear perspective. Students in 4th grade are drawing Pez dispensers. Part of the fun is truly examining the dispensers and choosing which ones are most personally appealing. Here are some photos of the process as students are spending week two on building their still life compositions.