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RE: Sketchbooks - Middle and Elementary too?


From: jane mary (mjart49_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jul 25 2004 - 17:40:13 PDT

I used sketchbooks with 1st- 4th grade last year. I found it to be a very good experience that I will keep developing this year.

All preliminary drawings for each lesson go into the sketchbook. Sometimes I will prepare a page to begin a lesson. For instance, we made bobblehead dolls in 4th grade. I made a hand out where the student drew the front, side, and rear view first before they started working in 3-D. This was helpful to them because some were confused as to how to use the whole 3-d form. They wanted to draw the whole figure on the front!

I also got some good feedback from parents. Seeing the sketchbooks they realized that we really do go through a series of thoughtful processes before we get to the final project!