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>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".