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Re: figure drawing lesson


From: croberts (croberts_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Oct 22 2001 - 16:02:17 PDT

Thanks, Michelle....this sounds good! Can't wait to see your "crayon
resist" example at the "secondary meeting" at NCAEA this weekend. I'll be
there along with another HS art teacher from my district.

I'll bring a lesson to share at the meeting.

By the way, I'm doing two on Friday and one on Saturday.
One is "Art Lessons Using Paint that Comes with Microsoft Windows"....
and the other is "Oodles of Ideas".

See you there...Carolyn Roberts

P.S. Thanks to the others who shared figure drawing lessons...if anyone else
has a good idea, please share it!
> Hey Carolyn and fellow artsednetters,
> I do 2 weeks of figure drawing from a model in Art II before a painting
> project where they have to include people. I start off with big sponge
> paint brushes (the kind you get 25 from Lowe's for $2.50) and do gesture
> drawings in ink- capturing the essence of the pose in as fewest marks
> possible. We continue with gesture drawings in vine charcoal where you do
> the model in 3 poses keeping one of the feet in the same position. I got
> this idea from a really great NAEA presentation (I think you were at it
> Carolyn) and she called it "hot foot" because the students emphasize the
> overlapping foot with a warm color. Then, I do one more gesture project
> using fluorescent crayons and really good quality watercolors. It's a
> crayon resist. It sounds elementary but the results are stunning. In
> I'm thinking about bringing the crayon resist lesson to share at our
> secondary meeting at NCAEA this weekend (Aren't you proud of me, Linda?).
> By the way, who is coming to the NCAEA convention? Is SAX still providing
> stickers for our name tags?
> Michelle H. Harrell
> Southeast Raleigh High School
> Center for Accelerated Studies
> Raleigh, North Carolina
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