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Lesson Plans


Art class rituals and drawing?

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Marvin P. Bartel (MarvinPB)
Thu, 30 Nov 1995 21:24:56 -0600


I am a college art education instructor.

I am interested in seeing ideas for teaching drawing in grades 1 to 6. I'm
especially interested in ideas that promote sustained practice and skill
development. I am also interested in collecting art class rituals.

Here is my contribution which happens to be a drawing ritual:
I know a 5th and 6th grade art teacher who uses a drawing time ritual at
the start of every art session. This routine practice of drawing from
observation, imagination, and/or memory sets the mood for the session. The
students have "discovery boxes" with "today's item or idea and
instructions" for each table. The drawings are in sketch books kept
chronologically and early work can be compared to work done later in the
year. By the time they get to 7th grade, they have practiced enough to
make careful observations, thoughtful plans for other work, and are more
apt enjoy expressive drawing for its own sake.

If you have an art class ritual or have a way to teach sustained drawing
practice please send it to me or post it for all if you wish. Thanks.

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