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I, too, believe in sketchbooks and I have had to draw many things myself
that I did not want to draw...but in the long run, I feel that drawing
assignments are good and I do agree that students should sometimes be
allowed freedom in their choice of sketching. Sometimes, I find that when I
tell students to "bring in a drawing"...YIKES!...it's of nearly nothing.
I do find that students in the more advanced classes do not need assigned
drawings...they can always come up with ideas that THEY want to draw. I
"play it by ear" with my students.
I have a sketchbook that stays with me...I have finally found one that I'm
comfortable with...it's 8-1/2 x 11" and spiral bound. I use it for drawings
and also for jotting down notes and ideas for lessons. My students love to
go through it.
Kinston High School
Kinston NC 28501
http://cyber.lenoir.k12.nc.us/khs/departments/roberts.html (Computer Art
> I, too believe in sketch book assignments. In fact, I believe that you
>should always have the sketch book with you. I try, but not always with
>success. My sketch book has scrap paper, envelopes, church bullitins,
>etc. stuck in because I got an idea without the sketch book. It would
>look strange to go into church with a sketch book (although I have done
>it!). The more your students draw the better and more confident is the
>Sandra in AL
>> I think it is essential to use the sketchbook as a resource for future
>> You need to practice to draw well.
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