Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.

Lesson Plans

curriculum - Drawing II - response

[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]
Sun, 19 Sep 1999 17:51:45 EDT

Dear Jackie:
I took a college drawing course given by a high school art teacher. His
basic premise was to lead us slowly into drawing. First we drew ourselves
using a mirror after we learned the basic proportions of the face. We used a
small mirror. After that we did gesture drawings of the body from film
strips. Then we started drawing the figure from film strips showing basic
rectangular and square shapes for the basic shapes of the body. We had
numerous models come in and hold a pose for 15 minutes or a half an our. Our
mediums were mostly pencil with kneaded erasure. For homework we were given
projects such as draw two people in your family. (Head and shoulders
portraits) Draw your hand in five different ways. Draw your feet in five
different poses, draw someone elses feet, preferably older or younger in five
different poses. Our sketch books (12 x 18 or bigger) were collected
periodically on homework assignments. For the final project, we had a model
come in and pose with added drapery around her for a 2 1/2 hour pose with
frequent breaks. Pencil and kneaded erasure being used.
The gesture drawing and drawing the figure as cubes and rectangles was
rigorous, but it all lead us to draw without anything holding us back. We
were totally engrossed in our subject.
I hope this helps.