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Re: Re:characteristics of line

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Aaron and Jennifer (THEGREEN99)
Mon, 11 Oct 1999 17:28:14 -0400

Being that in my district art is not taught at the lower level, I have
found myself building lessons on top of each other. For instance, we may do
a simple expolration in line design to become aquainted with the vocabulary.
Then the next project will require application of the vocabulary. In
reality, we really do anaylze each vocab word first. I think this helps when
the students begin to anaylze their work; they actually know what they are
saying and what they are looking at. (At least I would like to think so.:) )

Jennifer in Michigan
-----Original Message-----
From: Betty Bowen <>
To: <>
Date: Monday, October 11, 1999 11:01 AM
Subject: Re:characteristics of line

>Its funny, I know, but I got a BA (art) and MFA without ever having a
>on the characteristics of line or a written test on design elements (until
>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
>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".