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Lesson Plans

Re: Still Life

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Sat, 25 Sep 1999 13:00:46 -0500

I have found also that the students in middle school would like some say in what
they draw. So when I do still life drawings, I let them choose from a variety of
items. Some of their favs are the rubber spider, fish and lizards. Also I have a
pair of old cowboy boots that they often choose. ( thank God for Rummage Sales!)

CPKinomi wrote:

> 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.