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i then tell the class as a whole, " this is what YOU tell me... a drawing is successful if you are quier, like the subject, get to
practice etc.etc. "
a brief description, but one of my favorite lessons. THEY tell ME what it takes to draw well!!!
From: gregjuli <gregjuli>
To: CPKinomi <CPKinomi>
Cc: EileenAC <EileenAC>; artsednet.edu <artsednet.edu>
Date: Saturday, September 25, 1999 2:04 PM
Subject: Re: Still Life
>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!)
>> 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.