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RE: [teacherartexchange] A lesson plan based on Leonardo daVinci


From: Sharon Blackwood (ziadawn_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Sep 26 2005 - 20:26:09 PDT

Hi Kim, I am receiving so many wonderful ideas. This is exactly the kind of
drawing I want them to be engaged in. The process of seeing.... really
seeing the detail. I do have an MFA -painting, but I am new at teaching,
especially to this age group. I am always afraid I will expect too much of
them and they will be discouraged. I didn't realize that a project like this
would not be too much for them. They don't get enough art, and I do want
them to get as much out of each lesson as possible. Thank you

-----Original Message-----
From: Kim Annis []
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2005 8:22 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] A lesson plan based on Leonardo daVinci

It is good to finally add an idea after being the
recipient of so many since I signed on in August.
As mentioned by others, looking at objects from nature
and having the students observe, study and draw them
is what I do with my third graders. I collect dried
grasses and plants on the road side, bring them into
class and set each stem into a seperate wad of
modeling clay on the table in front of the students. I
switch stems for the students when they are done so
they can draw more than one plant. They really get a
chance to look at each plant this way and they suprise
even themselves with the detail of their drawings. I
not only share pictures of davinci's sketches but also
the drawing by Albrecht Durer 'Study of nature" or
maybe it's refered to as "Grasses".

> Subject: I need an art project based on Leonardo Da
> Vinci
> From: Sharon Blackwood <>
> Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2005 01:35:44 -0600
> X-Message-Number: 1
> I teach K-5 art at 2 elemenart schools. I am in each
> of their
> classrooms for about 45 minutes every two weeks. For
> the next two
> weeks I will be covering Leonardo Da Vince. I will
> show a power point
> presentation about him for the first 10 minutes,
> then I will have
> about 30 minutes left for an art project. Any ideas?
> Thanks
> -------------------------------------------------------------

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