Marty, I love the magnet idea, too! My heart's delight would be to have
magnets with words I use when I am teaching drawing.
steel bar (my words to remind kids
to keep a "steel bar"
between their eye looking
and their hand drawing.
ie, if you see a zigzag your
eye follows the pattern and
leads your hand as if
connected by a steel bar.
angle transfer (for the way you can
hold up a pencil over an
angle (for example a corner
of a room) with one eye
closed, and then lay your
pencil down on your paper
without twisting your wrist
to transfer that angle to your
And the last one would be a symbol that was four arrows pointing out
(N,S,E,W) from a center. That is my symbol to remind kids to think
about what is directly above, below, and beside what you just drew as
you are drawing. Or, it could be just "N, S, E, W."
Visit our student's web art gallery at St.John's School
click on "Stories of SJS," click on "Arts Stories," click on Linda
Woods' name. View artwork by Lower, and Middle School students as well
as our art archives.