I use the "I draw, you draw" method. I like to have an example of whatever
it is we're drawing. I show them how it can be broken down into basic
shapes. Then I draw the object while they watch, then we "practice draw"
together. We may practice several times before we draw the "real one". I do
let them use whichever drawing turned out best, regardless of whether it was
practice or real. I use this clear into 6th grade (our 6th graders are still
considered grade school). I guess I pretty much become a "how to draw"
living book! I'll occasionally use this in middle/high school also. Before
anyone gets upset about the lack of creativity in these lessons, creativity
comes in other lessons or in how the drawing lessons are completed!
> Hi all,
> I love artsednet, but don't have time now to read every message as I
> used to do; maybe one day......... Anyway, I'm asking for your input
> on the question of how you approach the teaching of drawing to K-5
> students. What do you teach and how do you teach it? I look forward to
> you comments. Thanks. ann in nc
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