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the sun and the sky

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Heidi McElroy (hmcelroy)
Tue, 11 Mar 1997 21:48:43 -0500

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Greetings, I have been reading with interest the issue of strips of sky.
My high school students draw everyday. I notice that when some of them
draw a landscape, they still put that primary sun in the corner with little
rays of sunshine represented by lines. They have not had art in the
elementary...so they are developmentally behind. What do you suggest I
tell them? I usually ask why they do that and they have no good reasons.
I suggest that they notice that paintings by noted artists do not depict
the sun like that. I don't want to hurt feelings. Send help please. I
also have a student who does the strip sky. Do you think everyone outgrows
that ...or are there just people who see differently from the rest of the
us? Looking forward to your help. Thanks. Heidi McElroy

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