Our once succulent fruit has returned to the good earth in my compost pile! Ah, the circle of life.
Classroom bugs and all, it was worth it! The assignment generated a positive experience for the students, and while they might be a tad more critical of their success than I am as their teacher, I am pleased with their efforts and results. No one can learn how to do something, or how to get better at doing something…without actually doing it! Funny how that education thing works.
Of course, we aren’t the only artists who have drawn rotting fruit. Consider Caravaggio, the Italian Baroque Master (1571-1610) who painted "Basket of Fruit" in 1599. Images of my students' drawings will come soon!