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My Day in a CSArts Academy Visual Arts Class

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If you read my earlier story, you know that I am taking a CSArts Visual Arts Portfolio class at OCSA. My first CSArts class was last week, and it was a blast. Last week we started off by drawing our hands and seashells, but this week we did a little bit more complex drawings.

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The class started off by doing some blind contour drawings. If you don’t know what that is, it is a drawing exercise where you cannot lift your pen, and you cannot look at your paper. The teacher started us off by giving us each an object and having us draw it with blind contour. We did this for about an hour and then we began to do controlled contour, which is the same thing except we were allowed to look at our paper.

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Once we were done with that, we had a break for about 20 minutes, where we could eat some snacks and share our artwork with other kids. It was an excellent time for me to work on making some new friends. Once we were back in class, we started a contour line project. We had the choice of either drawing a flower in a vase or our shoe.I was wearing my converse that day, so I chose to draw my shoe. She had us start by us just drawing a light sketch of whatever we decided to draw.

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When I finished sketching my shoe, She had us go over it in thick black pens. If we finished going over it early, she had us work on our portfolios. I lost track of time while I was drawing so I did not have that much time to draw on my portfolio.

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The CSArts class that I took this week OCSA was so much fun. I will miss the third week’s class because we will be on a trip to Jamaica, but cannot wait for the week after that!

Ella is the OC Mom Blog tween blogger. She is a student by day, and a fashionista by night. She loves baking, teddy bears and nice people.
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