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Lesson Plans

Re: calendar art

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Larry Cox (L_J_Cox)
Thu, 7 Jan 1999 20:12:13 -0700

I agree. I teach a basic drawing class that emphasizes edges. It works,
too. The smallest of kids Get It. Linda in NM
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From: Maggie White <mwhite>
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Date: Thursday, January 07, 1999 6:03 PM
Subject: Re: calendar art

>Gail1611 wrote:
>> I feel at times that a picture file is very important. At
>> other times I wonder if the kids would be more imanaginative if I didn't
>> stress realistic all the time. I keep wondering if I should be helping
>> kids to develop their imagination in a greater fashion. Would do you
>> think? Gail
>Well, the Surrealists were pretty imaginative... Picasso could draw
>"realistically," and well, even at a young age, but that certainly didn't
>stop him from being more imaginative than ten people put together (oops,
>hope this resurrect the Can't-stand-Picasso thread ;) )
>Seriously, drawing as a skill has really foundered in the last few
>decades. How many of you learned drawing skills in HS or college? I
>sure didn't. I had to teach myself. A drawing professor at an art
>school my students and I have visited laments the almost total lack of
>basic skills her students come to class with. I think a good foundation
>in drawing from direct observation--or photographs--is a necessity for
>any other skills in art. It doesn't have to limit their imagination; you
>can always create assignments that are open-ended, with a lot of room for
>personal interpretations.