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Re: Drawing Forms

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croberts (b2w6w4kn)
Sat, 12 Sep 1998 08:34:07 -0400

I collected several sized boxes, potato chip cylinders, etc. and sprayed
them all gray for my students to learn to draw and shade.

Also, I use wood scraps (such as wooden knobs) , some of which are glued
together. A box of wooden pieces can be purchased from most of the art
supply companies. The students can create a small sculpture (4 to 5 pieces)
and glue the pieces together. Then draw them using white and black colored
pencils on a neutral colored background.

Carolyn Roberts
E. B. Frink Middle School
Kinston, NC

>Hi --
>Related to the discussion on form, I have been having 4th graders try their
>hand at drawing 3-D forms with shading. I have some GLORIOUS overhead track
>lighting which casts really concise shadows. One year my garden produced
>strange gourds that were plain and beige -- perfect as spherical shapes
>that looked pretty good when they were drawn. However, most have since
>changed into what look like large raisins! I'm wondering if anyone has
>good ideas for simple forms that the kids can draw from. (Glue bottles
>without labels were used in a pinch but just don't seem to have the same
>aesthetic appeal.....) Thanks!
>Liz in Wellsville
>(Joan of @rt, is this still too wide for your screen?)