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Re: Young Drawers

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Thom Maltbie (tmaltbie)
Tue, 3 Nov 1998 14:04:01 -0500 (EST)


>So in talking about observational drawing....do students who live in
>mountainous areas draw triangle mountains?????
>ANN W>

I don't know. My students do triangle evergreen trees and we have very few
around here. But they still do lollipop deciduous trees, most often with
apples in them, unless I take them outside to see real trees. My question
is, Where do they get the generic symbols for trees in the first place.
This question might relate to the original question of whether there is a
certain time in their development which is optimal for learning
observational drawing.

I believe that all drawing is observational, even observing internal
images. Sometimes the quality of their drawings is related to the quality
of visual images in their heads. Myself, I don't draw well from internal
images, so I teach by drawing things that we can observe.

Thom Maltbie
South Ripley Elementary School
1568 South Benham Road
Versailles, IN 47042 812-689-5383
tmaltbie