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Yeah - I've got high school students who will still make big blue clouds
in their blank skies!
Also, had 7th graders doing a scratchboard assignment (you know, the
white paper coated with black ink that you scratch through to reveal the
white), and their topic was skeletons (I was tying it in with a Days of
the Dead project) - anyway - I had kids carefully scratch their
skeletons into the black, using contour line, and then they scraped away
the eye sockets - which made them white in a black skull! My directions
had been to scrape away the black to show the bones! It seems like some
kids get more hung up with their drawing tool - thinking that it must be
used for all the important stuff in their pictures, rather than
perceivng things as positive or negative shapes.
-- Sandra Hildreth Home Page: http://www.northnet.org/hildreth Art 7-12, Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, NY 13660 School Pages: http://www.northnet.org/mwcsart/mwart.htm Art Methods, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 13617