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Re: relationships

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From: The Austin's (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Aug 03 2001 - 11:25:40 PDT


Lois, what a FANTASTIC idea!!! And so simple to execute! Thanks for sharing
:-)
~Michal

> A way to help: one drawing book mentioned taking a checkerboard from a
game
> and placing it behind a still life. Fine for smaller objects and places
the
> idea of a grid behind so that kids can begin to make relationship
> connections. Some things I want them to draw are larger, however. By
> coincidence my daughter was throwing away a tri-fold corregated cardboard
> display board around the same time as I visited one of my favorite quilt
> stores and I happened to notice a black and white 3" square checkerboard
> fabric. So, with one yard of fabric ($6.99), spray mount, and the
cardboard
> I had a big enough grid for everything. Early in the process I have the
kids
> mark off inches on their drawing papers, sometimes even draw lines so that
> they can match the grid. Some don't need this at all, some need to be
> reminded to count squares and draw items in front of black squares if that
> is where they see it.

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