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Lesson Plans

7th and 8th grade ideas - maybe some suggestions.

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Fri, 18 Sep 1998 20:23:40 EDT

I'm starting a structured drawing program with my alternate ed. students
that involves line drawings. It's based on Betty Edward's Drawing On The Right
Side Of The Brain". They're drawing a profile of a person and drawing the
reverse on the opposite side. The drawing looks like a wine cup or vase when
finished. Next week they will draw a line drawing of Stravinsky upside down.
These are good concentration drawings with their mouths closed and using their
creative side of their brain. The lessons in the book are structured and build
up from the easiest to more advanced drawing.
For line in cubism I recently saw a lesson where students viewed Picasso
cubist faces and very carefully used crayon and 9 x 12 white paper to draw
cubist drawings using the edge of the table to make straight lines all over
their paper. They took their paper and put it on the edge of the table and
rolled their crayon without crayon paper across the paper to make an edge
line. Repeated edge lines all across the paper can form a face. The eyes are
the hardest and take the most planning. A slide of Picasso's "Portrait Of
Ambroise Voillard" will probably do to peek their interest.