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Lesson Plans

forehead eyes and corner suns

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Thom Maltbie (tmaltbie)
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 07:52:06 -0600

Eyes in the forehead, corner suns, "V" birds and "M" birds are symbols that
they learn very early. They are a kind of folk art formula that they pick
up from parents and peers. You can replace these formulae with other
formulae, but I prefer to emphasize observational drawing, or on the right
side of the brain, if you are into that. Measuring and creating formulae
are left brain activities. True drawing is right brain. You may have to
prove the reality of facial proportion by measuring, but nothing replaces
observing and continuous practice. My fifth and sixth graders draw every
week, from observation.

The same philosophy applies to teaching one- and two-point perspective.

Thom Maltbie
South Ripley Elementary School
Versailles, IN 47042