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Lesson Plans

Grid Drawings

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Glen Williams (gw1944)
Fri, 28 Mar 1997 16:45:24 -0600

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If one is going to do grid drawings, for whatever motive- DISTORT the grid.
Do your regular grid on a photo they have taken of themselves. Portraits
work best. Cut the photo up into squares. Number the backs of the squares.
Then have the students draw a large distorted grid(like a warp in space)
,number appropriately and then they can try to solve the visual problems
of translating the material in a square into a larger distorted shape.It is
a good exercise in spatial relationships and gives permission to the
student to "play". I consider this a quick fix lesson but they sometimes
have their place in the art class room too.
Glen W.

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