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Lesson Plans

Re: Drawing Animals

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The Cheevers (lazydog)
Tue, 23 Mar 1999 20:21:07 -0500

Get an overhead projector. Copy an animal onto a transparent sheet. While
asking them to name the shape of the head draw it with a marker on a
transparent sheet on top. When the animal has been described totally take
away the Xeroxed animal print and you should be left with nothing but
Lucky you to teach in a museum. I was in the Brooklyn museum and loved the
situation. Lisa

-----Original Message-----
From: Rebecca Masters <rmasters>
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Date: Tuesday, March 23, 1999 8:54 AM
Subject: Drawing Animals

>Hello! I am new to the list and very excited to have found it. I am a
>museum educator at an art and natural history museum and am working on a
>class that involves combining art and our African Animal exhibit. So far
>the class is focused on the different ways to draw animals. I am thinking
>of covering gesture, representational drawing, and building on basic shapes
>("what basic shape is the rhino's head", etc...). The class will be
>primarily for early elementary students and basically I am a little stuck
>on how to explain, or rather, simplify the explanation of gesture drawing.
>Can anyone help me with this?
>Also, any other thoughts or ideas that come to mind that would suit this
>class would be very appreciated!!

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