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Re: Drawing

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John & Sandra Barrick (astroboy)
Mon, 07 Dec 1998 23:04:38 -0500

How about starting the lesson with a white paper and filling the
whole thing blue as in watercolor? Sometimes the very fact that
paper is white lends to the problem. Or perhaps making the paper
smaller and then gradually enlarging the projects. To them it may
seem to big a problem to solve- gone are the days of preschool when
they would paint and drip at will.
And yes I am jealous of your window!

menichino wrote:
> Hi Linda and all --
> In rural NY, out of my wonderful art room's big windows (sorry, that came
> out sounding like bragging -- I just really appreciate my "space"!) we can
> see exactly where the sky meets the ground because we look out upon rolling
> hills. And they STILL don't get it! I believe it's just the basic "I'm
> standing on the ground and it's down there" and "I look up to see the sky"
> relationship that is hard to translate 2-dimensionally for most kids. And
> it doesn't seem to bother them in the least, perhaps until they want their
> artwork to look more "real". Then they'll gradually start coloring the sky
> blue and leaving the clouds white, and using horizon lines "correctly".
> Some, of course never seem to get to that stage!
> Liz
> ----------
> > From: lindacharlie <lindacharlie>
> >
> > Subject: Re: Drawing
> >
> >
> >
> > I'm also wondering how much of the ribbon sky relates to their own
> > experiences of the outdoors. There are so few places anymore where kids
> > can actually see a horizon. How many kids get to see a wilderness
> > sunrise or sunset? The only time they go outside to play is in nice
> > "blue sky" weather. They are surrounded by architecture and the sky is
> > "UP." Do kids who live on farms or near the shore do this less than
> > urban/suburban kids? How about kids who spend their lives in front of TV
> > and video images, or in between soccer/football/dance lessons? How can
> > we expect them to understand the visual relationship of sky to land when
> > they never lay down on a grassy hill and watch a storm come rolling in?
> > Get out the Bierstadts!
> >

john barrick
Sandra Barrick

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