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Lesson Plans

drawing, sketching....

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Bunki Kramer (
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 20:05:42 -0700 (PDT)

>For 7th graders I had an old sled that I set up at an angle. I had a student
>choose a number between one and 21. The number they chose was was the
>model -from the gradebook order). That model could position the sled to be
>sliding down or up , sitting, or lying. They seemed to enjoy it and the
>results were satisfactory. I think they would do better with quick sketches
>until they found one they liked and could elaborate. They were well focused
>with a prop. I think a bike or skateboard or skates would have the same
>effect. lisa lazydog

HI, Lisa...My favorite drawing "still-life" is an unside-down bicycle. I
get some amazing drawings with my 6ers when they start looking at the
object as lines, shapes, forms, negatives instead of wheels, pedals, and
handlebars. It STILL amazes me after all these yrs. that such a simple
trick can be so effective. Sometimes I just wish I could pose a model or a
basket of fruit that way too.


Bunki Kramer - Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Rd., Danville, California 94526

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