ERIC Number: ED404275
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Drawing Insight: Teaching Visual Thinking through Art Concepts. Secondary Level. Student Materials: Book 1 [and] Teacher Lesson Plans: Book 1.
Cornia, Ivan E.; And Others
These student materials and teacher lesson plans focus on presenting the fundamental knowledge necessary for mastering basic drawing skills. The devises that create the illusion of reality are introduced as concepts critical to the development of accurate, high-fidelity drawing. These structured materials encourage students to learn to draw realistically in order to be equipped with the level of skill requisite for all other divergent applications. Lessons are designed to start the novice at the beginning level and progress sequentially to a level closer to the scale of a master. The lessons are organized in an introductory unit and 8 subsequent units covering the topics of shape, space, value, size and proportion, line, linear perspective, three dimensional form, and light and shadow. Each unit is composed of 3 lessons. Lesson 1 of each unit presents sensory properties of the unit concept. Lesson 2 introduces the expressive properties of the concept. Lesson 3 gives a historical look at the concept. Instructional materials follow the overarching organization and sequence of the lessons and are structured as follows: (1) statement of the concept; (2) examples and variations of the concept; (3) illustrations or models of the concept; (4) guided instructions for student practice; (5) independent student practice; and (6) exercises in criticism. (MM)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Art Education, Art History, Discipline Based Art Education, Freehand Drawing, Instructional Materials, Secondary Education, Units of Study, Visual Arts
Gibbs Smith, Publisher, P.O. Box 667, Layton, UT 84041 ($40 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
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