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Re: Sketchbook ideas/Millennium

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Charlotte Griswold (griswald)
Tue, 03 Aug 1999 19:36:26 -0700

Just had a great sketchbook experience at the Whitney...about six of us
circled a sculpture, did a quick sketch of the object, and then on a
signal, laid our sketcbooks on the floor, and moved to the left, to
another person's book! It was rather terrifying, esp. for the totally
non-artists in the group. One woman wanted out...said it was too
stressful...another objected to the fact that we could erase and add,
and finally, no one left, and we all emerged from the experience with a
greater understanding of POV, and an appreciation of each other's, we all have really interesting pencil sketches of a
great sculpture by David Smith, c. 1950.
This is a great excercise for students, even if you don't have access to
a museum...which I don't...but I will prepare a sculpture for them, a la
the styrofoam & dowell hanging sculpture that I got off this
list...SanD, I think, but maybe Alix.
Again, thanks to all of you, Charlotte
Charlotte Griswold
OakHill Middle School
ClearLake CA. 95457