Second Graders are studying the American artist Georgia O'Keeffe. We have learned about her life and how her large and close-up flower paintings made her famous in the 1930's. We started drawing a technical drawing of a flower, labeling the different parts of the flower. O'Keeffe looked very closely at flowers in able to draw them better, so second grade artists are following her lead. We also discussed how drawing illustrations like these are a career in art, and we looked at some other technical drawings in encyclopedias. Next we will be looking closely at flowers and draw an expressive flower, and turn that into a painting.