Star City High School art students recently kicked off their tennis shoes, sandals, loafers, flip flops, and boots in order to create art.

Star City High School art students recently kicked off their tennis shoes, sandals, loafers, flip flops, and boots in order to create art.

Students in Roger Darren High’s art I classes at Star City High School removed their footwear in order to create contour line drawings of them from observation.

Contour line drawings use only the outline and surface edges of an object to represent the subject matter. Artists keep their eyes on the object they are drawing and concentrate on directions and curves of lines.

The contour line drawing lesson help provide students with the foundation needed to learn to create life drawings from observation.

Prior to the lesson students created blind contour drawings of their hands, where they had to look only at the object being drawn while their drawing hand and the drawing itself was hidden from view in a paper bag.

Both lessons are part of a unit of study on drawing skills. In the coming weeks students will begin to student perspective, value, proportion, and a variety of drawing media in order to continue the development of their drawing skills.

The shoe drawings are currently on display at Star City High School.