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Re: 1st grade drawing people


From: The Austin's (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Oct 27 2002 - 06:51:01 PST

First graders are into "self" so I don't use very many "artists" with them.
Instead, I mainly use illustrators in books they can relate to (if we are
going to draw dogs then I show them Clifford). I break it down for them, but
it seems no matter what you do they will draw it your way in the art room
but draw their own way everywhere else! Here is a link to how I break down
the body for them. It is simple, easy for them to understand and duplicate.

> I need some tips on teaching "drawing people" with first graders. I want
> teach them about using shapes to draw the people instead of making stick
> people. I'm not sure I really want to draw examples myself in class--
> end up either drawing something to hard for them to do, or I dumb down
> drawing to where it looks like a silly copy of a kid style drawing. I
> want to give them the idea that there is a right/ wrong way to draw
people, or
> end up with a lot of stylized the drawings they tend to do- know what I
> Should the kids take turns posing as the model? Do you have any
> on artist to look at- for east to understand drawings of people?
> Thanks!
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