Each year for the last 4 years I've been teaching adults and teens with cognitive disabilities a six- week art program. Each week I come prepared to teach them a new art concept, technique, or learning about a specific artist. For the next two week I'll be taking a look back at some of my favorite lessons (that I've taken pictures of-- I didn't always bring my camera).
This lesson was from my first year. This was part of a two-week lesson. The first day we spent the entire time observing our still life of a fruit basket, we studied the angles, and the light, and then we drew what we observed in pencil. I gave them specific directions to make sure they used the entire paper.
The second day we had acrylic paints and we painted our fruit basket still life.
Here's some examples of their work.
I'm very fond of this last one.