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Lesson Plans

Re: perspective drawing

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Bunki Kramer (
Sun, 1 Nov 1998 10:56:26 -0800 (PST)

>> >Can any one give me suggestions on how to make teaching perspective
>> drawing more fun for the >students?
>> >Tim

Lisa's idea reminds me of a workshop I attended this summer. The instructor
presented perspective without rulers/straight-edges. On paper he would
"swing" his arm from edge of item to vanishing point instead of following
the edge of a ruler. For older kids it might possibly loosen up their
thinking instead of getting caught up in the ruler thing like mine tend to
do sometimes.

Anyway...after that, he hung a big, white cardboard box from a rope
attached to a ceiling light fixture which could be lowered or raised at
will. We drew that in diff. positions about 4-6-8" each on newsprint. We
did 5 drawings each. We picked out our favorite 4 and traced them on small
sheets of tracing paper. We took the traced boxes and layered them on top
of each other to make a pleasing composition and transferred the tracings
onto white paper.

This followed with another lesson altogether different about filling one
area in with a symbol of yourself, other areas about pattern, and others
with solid colors. I've got the specific paperwork at school and just
trying to dust off this old brain to lay the idea before you now so can't
be more specific.

I don't think it answers the question of "doing" perspective as much as,
say, drawing a room would BUT it gives you another idea to take it further
into a different realm.

I haven't tried it yet so can't speak from experience. Toodles.........

Bunki Kramer - Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Rd., Danville, California 94526