I hope, I can help you, I try to.
My methode is first I give to the student to see the slide show and
any idea about still life before drawing Or I ask them to Explore any
plant/animal/fruits the things that they want to draw.
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> Does anyone have a method or set of responses to student's still life
> drawings that can be meaningful, and encouraging? Going through
> numerous classes' work can be drudgery.