Re: Middle School Sketchbooks

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Mark Alexander (mamjam)
Sun, 31 Aug 1997 10:59:30 -0500

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>Date: Sat, 30 Aug 1997 23:16:41 -0700
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>To: Mark Alexander <mamjam>
>Subject: Re: Middle School Sketchbooks
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>I do sketchbooks weekly, with assignments given out ahead of time. My
>assignments reinforce what is learned in class (just like regular
>homework--only a little more creative I hope)..so if we are working on
>values in class...their assignment may be to do a still life of a white
>styrofoam cup with at least two other white objects...or if we work on
>the figure, the assignment might be to draw a member of your family
>while they are doing something. If we do perspective, then I give the
>ol "ants eye view of your kitchen" assignment, and if we are doing
>design work then perhaps I may tell them to use a few finder and draw a
>section of their room....
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>Generally speaking all art colleges want "observational" drawings, and
>sketchbook assignments reinforce that skill.
>
>San D


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