Last week our display space was dedicated to our own “Dragonologist” and her impressive series of well-rendered drawings.
Sometimes students throw themselves into a series of work and produce several pieces around a theme of interest. This authentic artistic behavior is an example of the Studio Habit Engage and Persist – exemplified by an artist who grabs hold of an idea and sticks with it, sometimes over many days or weeks or even longer (think Georgia O‘Keefe and her series of giant flower paintings). Most of “M’s” art is about dragons. She has taken great care with her recent series of large format dragon drawings - each with an accompanying hand written story fragment. I noticed her working on a drawing in the cafeteria over lunch one day, and observe her bringing her drawings back and forth from home to school. “M” works with dedication on each one, not stopping until she “gets it right.”