>Mark, > >I have used the Betty Edward's sighting method with kids for several years. >For the first time, they actually "see" the same angles I do (of course as I >work with them I have to get my head as close to theirs as possible so that >our viewpoints are similar). This seems to stick with them, too. They tend to >use it more later on. > >I also have done their names or favorite words in one and two point >perspective before introducing the sighting method, and some groups >traditional 2 point perspective drawings This demonstrates to them the >difference in the mathematical approach vs. the visual one. The visual one >wins them over almost every time. > >Still lifes of a stack of cardboard boxes (flaps extended for older students) >or bricks and concrete blocks have worked well for me. > >Good luck! It always takes me a lot of one on one time with many kids to get >them to grasp any of these methods. If you get any awesome ideas, please pass >on. > >Mary Jane
Thanks, Mary Jane,
In my own drawings, I use a sight reference method similar to the Edwards
approach, combined with an understanding of linear perspective. Thom
Maltbie suggests a see-through plexi glass method. Perhaps a combination
To share ideas, I'll forward to the list.
Thanks so much for your suggestions. They help a lot.