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Re: contour drawing


Date: Sat Aug 31 2002 - 17:46:57 PDT

I gotta tell you as simplistic as this method is , I see it making it
"click " for them.
Details come after the basic concept is realized -especially dealing
with 11 year olds in a 6 week period of art, when we are trying to also
find time for clay and other media.
MaryB wrote:

> In a message dated 08/31/2002 1:19:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
>> What I do is give each student a long piece of
>> thick yarn ,after talking about contour lines. They are to put their
>> hand on the
>> table , fingers opened and "draw" a contour of their hand with the
>> yarn.
> At the middle/high school- I try to get them away from this type of
> outline. I stress the importance of detail to define the "volume" of
> the form. At the HS- we begin with drawing our hand with fingers
> crossed/overlapped. How can we show that we have 5 fingers? The
> students must then draw "within" those outlines. Its a hard concept
> to comprehend but we practice a lot and I demo a lot