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Drawing situation

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Bruthrobson_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Fri Nov 12 2004 - 19:41:20 PST


I am in a situation I am not sure how to handle.
I teach several after school classes of 12.  The parents pay for the art
lessons.
Last year I tried Larry's lesson how to draw shells because I wanted them to
learn to draw and I thought his was great.  It pretty much frustrated some of
them and they eventually dropped.  They were 5th and 6th graders.

Now this year my classes are 1st-6th and some parents want me to teach them
to draw.  About half the kids are interested.

I don't know really where to begin.  The kids like projects more and I am
afraid I may frustrate some of the kids and they may decide they just are not
artists and quit.  But it looks like I may lose some if I keep with just
projects.

Should I pick a common interest like horses and do grid drawing or should I
do a still life?  It's really a difficult range of ages to please.

Thanks for anyone's advice.
Brenda

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