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Re: drawing assessments


From: Diane C. Gregory (dianegregory_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Feb 26 2005 - 20:25:45 PST

Hi Marcia,

What would be on my list is:

expressive power

original/distinctive or inventive use of materials, media, composition




-----Original Message-----
Sent: Feb 26, 2005 7:03 PM
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Subject: drawing assessments

It seems that every year I come back to the question: what makes a drawing
"good"? Kids always think realism is good, but there are other aspects of
drawing, as an artform, that I think are important, too. Do any of you have ideas
or rubrics that you use when teaching/assessing drawings? I teach a 1
semester high school drawing class. I always work on drawing from observation,
shading, figure/ground, composition, etc. in my curriculum. I wish I could come
up with a general rubric/list of things that I want to see in every finished
drawing---what would be on yours?
Marcia Hirst

Director of Undergraduate & Graduate
Studies in Art Education
Department of Art