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Re: [teacherartexchange] Teaching to Observe


From: M. Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Sep 11 2008 - 04:43:15 PDT

My favorite is to have them first draw an Oreo cookie from memory on a
folded sheet of paper. Then I give them an actual cookie to draw on the
other 1/2 of the paper. They are always amazed at the detail they see once
they have the actual product in front of them. THEN I won't allow them to
slack on me. If your students are supposed to be drawing from observation &
they start drawing from memory, I would just say "you drew from observation
on days 1 & 2, day 3 you drew from memory. Since the assignment was to draw
from observation you have earned 2/3 of the grade". Don't allow them to make
the rules.

> Does anyone have a good example to teach kids to draw what they ACTUALLY
> see, not just what they think they know it looks like?

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