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RE: observational drawing-j.h/middle school


From: Hillmer, Jan (hillmjan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Jul 21 2003 - 14:15:17 PDT

Mike, what did you have them draw?
Did you try to sequence what they drew ? Did you ever model this or have them do this kind of drawing in class?

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        Asked Judy about this. She thought the list could provide more input.
        thanks in advance.

                Thanks Judy,
                YOu know I had a hard time with observational drawing this year. Because I gave it as sketchbook homework and only explained it, maybe they never got it. I did some Betty edwards with the the upside picasso and the vase drawing so they understood drawing was about seeing line direction and such. They tended to draw flat overhead view of objects. I then told them they had to draw 3-quarter views, which many just said was too hard and didn't do. What's your approach?

        mike sacco
        p.j. gelinas jhs
        setauket, ny
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