Neat Drawing ideas - middle school and up
- (Wendy - thought I would share with the other lists - tell more about the
Dear Art Educators,
An Art Education list member was asking for contour drawing ideas......Check
out what Wendy Free's students have done with bell peppers.
They learned a variety of drawing techniques.
Click on the Peppers folder.
The compositions were based on real bell pepper models. They did realistic,
shaded, detailed pencil drawings/studies of different views first. The
final composition was a combination of at least 3 pieces of these drawings.
Wendy pushed for abstract but some were still pretty realistic in the end.
They practiced creating value with watercolor washes, ink stippling, and
directional lines a la van Gogh. The final pieces are 24x36 and combine
watercolor and ink. You could include other vegetables, too, if desired.
Also click on Figure drawing. This is a very nice lesson combining pattern.
I can see this as a good introduction to fashion design, too.
Wendy, please share a little more about your figure drawing lesson. Post to
Getty list and I'll forward it to the to the others.
Judy Decker - Ohio
Incredible Art Department