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Those of you out there who are uncomfortable with teaching drawing, =
there are some very good books to highten your confidence on "how to =
teach drawing". I myself have used the Mona Brookes books:Drawing with =
Children and Drawing with Older Children. I cut apart the first book and =
laminated all the pages and put it in a three ring binder, I use it so =
frequently. A super resource for any art visual art teacher. Barbara:) =
ps. My student teachers have been overwhelmend with the content of the =
book and wondered why they did not see it at the university level.!
From: Bob Beeching <robprod>
To: artsEdnet TALK <artsednet.edu>
Date: Sunday, July 18, 1999 7:51 PM
Subject: DRAWING EXPOSED!
Of all the art disciplines, DRAWING is the most personally =
because it is so blatantly visual and intimate. One cannot hide =
and cannot be corrected by those themselves who cannot draw, so =
seems to be the policy.
It is interesting to read all the justifications for not to teaching =
children how to draw,
as it is to read so little in support of drawing.
Perhaps that is why so many teachers ignore the working conditions =
a.. hard colorless wax crayons - opposed to color filled oil =
b.. hard surfaces - opposed to newspaper pads=20
c.. scribble - opposed to mass and line techniques=20
d.. using brush as a mop - opposed to teaching one=20
e.. to hold a brush correctly to make thick and thin lines=20
f.. composition skills of relationships between object size to =
g.. teaching the difference between drawing what one sees =
opposed to what one imagines
These techniques are overlooked or not taught at all in art =
only in a department of art where most teachers never appear.
No wonder that so many teachers are frightened at the prospects of
teaching drawing skills, and continue to rationalize this behavior =
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From:=20 Bob Beeching <robprod>
To:=20 artsEdnet TALK <artsednet.edu= >
Date:=20 Sunday, July 18, 1999 7:51 PM
Subject: DRAWING=20 EXPOSED!Of all the art disciplines, DRAWING is the most = personally=20 challengingbecause it is so blatantly visual and intimate. = One cannot=20 hide one's inadequacies,and cannot be corrected by those themselves who = cannot=20 draw, so avoidanceseems to be the policy.It is interesting to read all the justifications = for=20 not to teaching children how to draw,as it is to read so little in support of=20 drawing.Perhaps that is why so many teachers ignore the working conditions of:
- hard colorless wax crayons = - opposed to=20 color filled oil passels=20
- hard surfaces - opposed=20 to newspaper pads=20
- scribble - opposed to mass and = line=20 techniques=20
- using brush as a mop - opposed to = teaching=20 one=20
- to hold a brush correctly to make thick = and thin=20 lines=20
- composition skills of relationships between = object size=20 to paper ratios=20
- teaching the difference between drawing what = one=20 sees opposed to what one imaginesThese techniques are overlooked or not taught at = all in=20 art education classes,only in a department = of art=20 where most teachers never appear.No wonder that so many teachers are frightened = at the=20 prospects ofteaching drawing skills, and continue to = rationalize this=20 behavior byavoidance._______________________________________________________________r= b