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Re: Free Drawing for subs

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Glennis Dolce (gdolce19)
Wed, 27 May 1998 11:44:06 +0000

"free drawing" in elementary sounds like a recipe for failure to me-or
an invtation to misbehave.
I have been doing drawing as a volunteer parent/teacher as of late and
have found that directing the class in some way yields far better
results. Why not gather together some items from around the room and
create a still life of classroom objects? When I do this (or bring in
objects for drawing) I stress to the kids that everyone's drawing will
be different since they are all looking at the assemblage from a
different perspective. When I hear comments like"I can't draw" -I say
to them -"Of course not- why should you be able to? Have you learned to
draw yet?" I also remind them that they were taught to read and write
and now they are being taught to draw. This makes sense to them and
they DRAW! I tell them to find shapes they recognize in the object they
are drawing and to break down a complicated object into shapes and
lines, light and dark.
It has been great fun- no books needed, other than those I read on my
own and I am considering getting a credential-in my spare time!