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Re:characteristics of line

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Betty Bowen (
Mon, 11 Oct 1999 09:20:08 -0500

Its funny, I know, but I got a BA (art) and MFA without ever having a lesson
on the characteristics of line or a written test on design elements (until I
took the Art Subject Area exam to get a teaching license last year). We
didn't really have art in school so I spent lots and lots of time with "how
to draw" books, but I only looked at the pictures, I never read them.

Do you all (that's Youall) teach these verbal definitions Before the
students have a variety of drawing experience - or After --- when they have
the hands-on knowledge to relate personally to each definition?

- my natural inclination says that personal experience comes first,
definitions come later. -- "see, this line you made is curvy, and this one
was thick " Instead of "here are what lines are - do a drawing using them".

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