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Re: Perspective Drawing

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Kimberly Calkins (calkinsk)
Sun, 1 Nov 1998 15:37:30 -0500

Tim wrote:
Subject: perspective drawing

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Hi, I'm using a friend's e-mail account to post this. Can any one
give = me suggestions on how to make teaching perspective drawing more
fun for = the students? Tim=20
Here is a suggestion:
I am currently in the middle of my student teaching semester at
Northview High School in Brazil, Indiana. In the advanced art class
that I teach, we are working on a perspective drawing using colored
pencils, only they are not allowed to use the black colored pencil..
The students had to develop a theme centered on an enclosed area with
at least three opening to another world. The openings could be the
same world or different worlds. For example: the theme could be a
graffiti brick wall, and the openings could be missing bricks.
Through the openings could be three different views of a fantasy
world-or what is on the other side of the wall. The students have to
also use three different ways of creating perspective, such as over
lapping, chiaroscuro, one point perspective.

The students seem to enjoy creating their own compositions and
working with multiple openings to other "worlds". The only part they
do not like is not being able to work directly with a black colored
pencil. Whether they know it or not, they are learning to render and
use value more than outlining with a black colored pencil.
Good Luck!
--Kimberly Calkins