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Re: cubism lesson

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Sidnie Miller (sidmill.us)
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 19:50:46 -0700 (PDT)

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Dear Kim--this applies to the any and all description--I do a Betty
Edwards approach to drawing and have the kids do an unsidedown copy
of various master drawings of people. Then I discuss visual memory
and how you solve relationships of lines and shapes in your right
mind and you remember them--even tho you're not aware of it in your
all-powerful left brain. (I know that many of you believe the whole
right-left thing is bunk--but it makes great sense to me). Then I
have the kids draw the same picture again--either upsidedown or
rightside-up or any way they can. They almost all hate it and say
well, alright, but this time I'm going to do it really fast and
sloppy--often the 2nd drawing looks as good as the first although
the kids are really surprised to discover this--I think it's because
your right brain has already worked it all out. Anyway, the assignment
is to cut each drawing into slices about 1/2 inch wide. The first
drawing is cut lenghwise and the 2nd drawing is cut crosswise, then
the kids weave the 2 drawings together. The result is quite
interesting and really looks like a cubist work, altho the results
are accidental. Sid

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