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Re: drawing curriculum

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Mbhirst_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu Sep 06 2001 - 05:06:59 PDT


I believe you are right about many art teachers not being taught to draw. I know that is the case with me. Everything I teach I have learned by teaching or on my own. I believe that teaching kids to "see" relationships and proportions is the first important thing, but then I feel that they beg for "how to shade" and "how to draw a person", etc.I end up doing something different every year-trying new ideas and lessons. I am looking for a successful outline- a schedule of what to present and how and in what order.
Any advice in this vein would help me. I use several great books, too. "Hooked on Drawing", "Experimental Drawing", "Drawing- the Creative Process" and "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain". Also some of the Monart ideas---but these seems too formulaic. Thanks for your help.
Marcia in IL

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