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Re: drawing realistically

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Rosa Juliusdottir (rojul)
Fri, 11 Jul 1997 09:36:20 GMT

Yes Bunki, I do agree with you very much. Actually I do start my students
very young to draw sometimes from real things; "still life" they have set
up themselves or each other. Drawing is a skill I feel they need to learn,
for reasons many of you on this list have been describing so well. By the
way good to have you back writing on this list Bunki!
Regards from the far north, Rosa

> >> I was wondering what all of you thought about the value of drawing
>>> realistically.
>>> Is it important to teach all high school art students to drawing
>>> If so, why? If not, why not?
>>> - Numo
>Dearest Numero Uno....Interesting you should put this debate only to high
>school art students. I teach middle school and I find it absolutely
>necessary to teach drawing realistically with my kiddies. This is THE
>critical age for most of these students in the fact that they are
>frustrated with their art not looking realistic and therefore they consider
>it "wrong". Once they realize it a "skill to learn" and takes practice in
>learning how to "look", they will generally give up (it's too much work)
>without the prodding by me. If they give up too soon, they won't be joining
>your high school art classes, rest assured. The unit I teach ALL of my 7th
>graders in drawing can be frustrating to me as well because I ALWAYS have
>one,two,three students who will fight me with the old "I can't draw...don't
>want to do it" routine. It takes the patience of Job and countin' to 10
>sometimes, but I always rope 'em in at the finale. Sometimes, too, they
>might wind up hating me but loving art because they finally believe they
>can do "art"...or rather drawing. They might never do it again but at least
>they know they CAN! It's a kick to see the other 99% sit back, smile and be
>proud of the realistic work they have accomplished. What a sense of pride!
>Personally....I think they need these skills BEFORE they reach high school!
>Is there anyone else out there who feels the same way? Cya...............
>Bunki Kramer
>Los Cerros Middle School
>Danville, California 94526