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Lesson Plans


Re: Exquisit Corpse

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Peggy Woolsey (woolspeg)
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 10:36:42 +0800


I wonder if it is because they have been drawing
>the wrong way for a longer period of time then the 1st, 2nd graders and
>it's "worked" up until now.

I have found that if you get 'em young enough, before they form too many bad
habit patterns, it seems to "take" better

Hi,
In following this discussion, I am wondering about the above two
statements (authorship I've lost track of in the flow). Is it fair to say
that children draw "the wrong way"? It appears that in every culture,
children draw stereotypes which somewhow correspond to their environments.
Why do people so consistently hold onto these sterotypes? What do they mean
to the child, and are they just "bad habits" due to laziness or whatever,
or do they contribute something toward development and well-being, perhps
belonging? Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against learning proportions
and realistic drawing. I just wonder about the stereotype thing because it
seems so universal and close to many kids.
Loved the baloon idea. I've had trouble getting across the concept
that the meridian lines change with the angle of the face. Thanks!