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A LESSON IN DEMONSTRATION

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Bob Beeching (robprod)
Sun, 18 Jul 1999 22:02:07 -0700


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CRAIG WROTE:

As Lowenfeld once said "It is unfortunate that the very word 'scribble' =
has
negative connotations for adults."

BOB REPLIES:

There is UNCONSCIOUS "scribbling", and then there is "scribble =
DRAWING!"

ENTER THE CLASSROOM:

An untutored performance:

We see this fourth grader sitting at her desk confronted by a 12" x 18"=20
sheet of WHITE sulfite lying on a hard unrelenting bare desk.
She has made an outline drawing with a No.2 pencil with a line
the size of a gnats eye lash that she can hardly read.

Most of the drawing lies at the bottom of this enormous space.
It is an imaginary drawing of a garden with hills behind, with an =
enormous
amount of space left for sky.

To fill this "sky" space, she takes the thin point of her =
still-paper-wrapped
hard colorless wax crayon, and begins to laboriously "scribble" allowing
for desk marks to burnish through this enormous space.
It takes all her energy to complete the task.

A tutored performance:

A boy stands over his work in order to make use of his whole arm and
body action. He takes a 1/4" pad of newspaper that he has prepared, and =
slips
it under a sheet of 9" x 12" sheet of white sulfite. He has decided =
that he does
not need a larger sheet of paper for his composition.

For his assignment, using a large nib black marker, he has made a line =
drawing
he consider to be only a division of space on paper. He has made a line =
drawing
of the part of the room that he SEES containing a stand holding a =
television set.

He considers this as a SPACE DIVISION EXERCISE where he will be
filling spaces using a LIGHT and DARK PATTERN of color distribution.

He brings out his set of jumbo pastels that have all the paper stripped =
off.
To place color into large spaces, he uses the SIDE not the TIP of the =
pastel
to MASS IN the space. Using a pad under his composition allows
the pastel to yield color easily and quickly.

Q. Which child had a teacher with visual arts training?

You would think that GETTY would allow graphics on a VISUAL ARTS site!

In the meantime SEE: http://members.tripod.com/robprod=20
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=20

I feel we would all benefit (teachers
and students alike) if we looked upon drawing in a broad sense--one that
would include learning to make marks with different tools on different
surfaces.

Craig

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CRAIG WROTE:
 
As Lowenfeld once said "It is unfortunate that the = very word=20 'scribble' has
negative connotations for adults."
 
BOB REPLIES:
 
There is UNCONSCIOUS "scribbling", and then=20 there is  "scribble DRAWING!"
 
ENTER THE CLASSROOM:
 
An untutored performance:
 
We see this fourth grader sitting at her desk = confronted by a=20 12" x 18" 
sheet of WHITE sulfite lying on a hard unrelenting = bare=20 desk.
She has made an outline = drawing with=20 a No.2 pencil with a line
the size of a gnats eye lash = that she can=20 hardly read.
 
Most of the drawing lies at = the bottom of=20 this enormous space.
It is an imaginary drawing of a garden with = hills behind, with an enormous
amount of space left for sky.
 
To fill this "sky" space, she takes the thin = point of her=20 still-paper-wrapped
hard colorless wax crayon, and begins to laboriously = "scribble" allowing
for desk marks to burnish through this enormous space.
It takes all her energy to complete = the task.
 
A tutored performance:
 
A boy stands over his work in order to make use = of his=20 whole arm and
body action. He takes a 1/4" pad of newspaper that = he has=20 prepared, and slips
it under a sheet of  9" x 12" sheet of white = sulfite. He=20 has decided that he does
not need a larger sheet of paper for his=20 composition.
 
For his assignment, using a large nib black marker, = he has=20 made a line drawing
he consider to be only a division of space = on paper.=20 He has made a line drawing
of the part of the room that he SEES containing a = stand=20 holding a television set.
 
He considers this as a SPACE DIVISION EXERCISE where = he will=20 be
filling spaces using a LIGHT and DARK PATTERN of = color=20 distribution.
 
He brings out his set of jumbo pastels that have all = the paper=20 stripped off.
To place color into large spaces, he uses the = SIDE not=20 the TIP of the pastel
to MASS IN the space. Using a pad under his = composition=20 allows
the pastel to yield color easily and = quickly.
 
Q. Which child had a teacher with visual arts=20 training?
 
You would think that GETTY would allow graphics on a = VISUAL=20 ARTS site!
 
In the meantime SEE: http://members.tripod.com/robp= rod=20
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  I feel we would all benefit (teachers
and = students=20 alike) if we looked upon drawing in a broad sense--one that
would = include=20 learning to make marks with different tools on=20 different
surfaces.

Craig

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