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Lesson Plans

Re: Still Life

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Sat, 25 Sep 1999 08:10:25 EDT

On the subject of still life arrangements....
I have found that my students are not interested in drawing vases, tea pots
and bowls of fruit. I will show them the reproductions of still lifes
(Cezanne, Picasso, etc.) and talk about them as an intro. When I do still
life arrangements, I set up at least 4 different ones for the students to
choose from. They really like to have a choice in what to draw. I set up a
musical one with a violin, some sheet music and fabric. There is a sports
themed arrangement with a basketball, soccer ball, Nikes, baseball glove and
ice skates. (Most of the boys do this one!) I also set up a junk food one
with a bag of chips, cans of coke and cookies. There is also a stuffed
animals arrangement (not the real ones.....), cute teddy bears and such. I
am going to have my 5th graders draw candy bars next week, working with
contour line right now.
Hope this helps.