25 March 2014

Day 79 / 103 - Chalk on Cloth

My children recently studied the artist Edgar Degas, a French impressionist painter and graphic artist best known for his pictures of dancers at the ballet.  Along with paints and charcoal pencil, he often used colored chalk to create his artworks.

Their related assignment was to draw with chalk on canvas.  By soaking the cloth in milk ahead of time we were able to make the artwork look more like a painting.

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