I just completed a "Five Senses" still life drawing that produced very nice
products. The students worked on basic skills, but I think because they had
a personal interest in the items they had a vested interest in the project.
For sound most students brought in CD cases, players, headphones, cell
phones, and one brought in a bike horn! Scent produced alot of drawings of
their favorite cologne, taste was covered by favorite snack foods & drinks.
Most students drew their sunglasses, hats, or eye makeup for sight. The
hardest for most was touch and was shown with stuffed animals. Most had
pretty challenging items, and I was very impressed with the overall interest
and quality of their drawings. I will be posting this lesson on my site as
soon as I get a chance.
K-12 Kansas Art Teacher
>I teach high school drawing. I need a better lesson for sighting. Does
>anyone have a good lesson that also produces a nice product? I have tried
>small still life objects on the table, wood blocks, wood sticks, short
>exercises, and hallway line drawing. Any suggestions for something a
>little bit more fun, which also teaches the necessary skills of sighting
>angle, proportion, placement and size relationships? I can teach all these
>things but the end result is never very exciting to look at, and the
>students seem to forget all of it as soon as we move on to something else.