Mike, we did that last year with an opening cut out of manila folder and transparency inside the folder and the whole thing was glued together. It worked fine, a little flimsy. I felt it helped showed the kids that concept of drawing what you see not what you think you see. Which is a pretty abstract idea for them. I plan on doing it again this year with mat board but I am trying to find something that is sturdier then transparency. I also purchased the video and it is really good. I showed segments of it to help illustrate an exercise.
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Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 6:12 PM
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Subject: clear viewfinder?
I'm wondering if anyone has tried using a version of the clear viewfinder
that Betty Edwards speaks about in Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.
This is the viewfinder that she uses to do a contour drawing of your hand by
placing it under the clear material. It supposed to make the 3-d to 2d shift
easier to understand.
I"m thinking of making a classroom set using matte board and some acetate.
Does it help the students?