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Re: Vocabulary Magnets

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lindwood_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Fri Aug 06 2004 - 06:04:36 PDT


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.

blind contour
contour
gesture
ratio
proportion
positive
negative
Describe
Don't Name
horizontal
vertical
diagonal

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
page.

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."

Linda Woods

Visit our student's web art gallery at St.John's School

www.sjs.org
 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.

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