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".