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Re: [teacherartexchange] 6th grade art


From: Gayle Parent (gayleparent_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Sep 14 2010 - 06:51:43 PDT

A number of people are advising against blind contour drawing, but I would like to say that I taught blind contour to my 4, 5 and 6th grade students last year and they actually loved it. They did look like the items they were drawing (my projector, the bookshelf with flag in background, etc.) and they looked just like the results I remember from high school and college. I just prepared them that this was for training their brain and eyes to draw and that the results would look strange. When they finished one subject I told them that they looked EXACTLY like they should. I think they learned something, and they were very accepting of the results.


On Sep 13, 2010, at 9:22 PM, JeanE C. McIntosh wrote:

> I wonder if anyone has a syllabus or perhaps some lesson plans for 6th grade art that include the grading rubrics. I have been trying to teach blind contour. So far a young lady told me today that she had a problem with me calling it "blind". They made great tops out of the paper plates and pencils. They didn't want to use their hands to draw, the tricycle or the plant.
> I am at my wits end. I really need some help.
> JeanE M.
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