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Diane L. (mselle)
Fri, 03 Apr 1998 21:52:35 -0500

Fellow teachers, I think I've stumbled onto something regarding perspective
and why it is so hard from some kids to get it. For some reason when I
woke up this morning I recalled that when I was in grade school the nuns
made us line up according to size order...short in front, tall in back. (I
was the tallest). We never really had art, just crayons once in a blue
moon. By the time I got to Upper level school, I kind of missed the boat
again since my art teachers were trained in ceramics and not
drawing/painting so lessons in perspective were weak and few. So for
some reason, possibly because I, being tall had to stand behind the short
kids, I got it in my head that tall, large objects must go in the
background and small ones in the foreground...creating a warped sense of
visual depth. I know better now. I just wanted to share this with you
because for years I wondered why my pictures were off back then. This
morning the conceptual link came to me (I wonder what I ate last night)
anyway, should you have students who make the same mistake, ask them if
they had to lineup, sit, etc. in size order(going from short to tall)in
lower grades. Sincerely, Diane L.

  • Maybe reply: betti longinotti: "Re: Perspective"