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Re: Drawing

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Brian Foster (fozzie)
Mon, 18 Nov 1996 23:37:46 -0500

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The Kids hated it because they were frustrated!I think you are doing
what I have done often in the past....jumped the gun!
In your desire to have an aestheticly pleasing result....(maybe something
YOU had in art school? ) you have given the students ....remember these are
still only 4 1/4
grade students.....a very tough assingment - It sounds like the only
reference lines in your composition were the clothesline and perhaps
clothspins. Have they mastered bottles, boxes, flowers etc. yet?... How
about kids toys, such as a tricycle--- introduce cloth as part of a larger
composition so that they can study how it hangs in relation to something
they might be more successful with. I try to make part of every assingment
such as a still life simple enough so even my mainstream kids can have a
certain measure of success and thus keep everybody interested at their own
level of developement. If you want an exercise in irregular shapes...try
crushed cerial boxes, crumpled bags or nasty tennys or a boot --at this age
they need some lines as reference. Just an idea
from Brian


Hi everyone, About drawing--I just had my fifth grade classes do a still
>life drawing that I thought would appeal to them--clothes hung on a
>hanger, jeans, a vest, a shirt and a hat in a pocket.The kids hated it--my
is why?

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