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RE: [teacherartexchange] first meeting of college level drawing class

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go4art_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Tue May 27 2008 - 19:35:34 PDT


This activity is from the book "100 creative Drawing Ideas" (Audette). It was designed for the first day of class when students come to class the first day without materials, etc yet.

"Each student receives six sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" paper and a pen (so it is not erasable and they go bold). They are instructed as follows:
     You may draw anything in the room, and your composition must fill the entire pager. After a short period (say 10-15 minutes), tape a second piece of paper adjacent to and slightly overlapping any edge (including a diagonal) of your existing drawing. Continue your drawing on the second sheet, thus enlarging the compositions to include a view that is congruent to the first drawing's composition.
     After another equal work period, tape a third sheet to any edge of the first two, and position it in such a way that it significantly alters the composition. Your drawing now describes a much more extensive area than was visible on the first sheet. In this larger field you begin to include the floor, ceiling, and perhaps views into the hallway or out of the window. The project continues in similar fashion until all six sheets are used.
     This project of building a drawing automatically creates compositions that are spatially much more dynamic than those usually produced by beginning students."pg3

creatively, Linda in Oregon
       
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