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Drawing 1 - The art of seeing

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Mary Jo Nikolai

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Drawing 1 The Art of Seeing Scribble Stage Preschematic 2 years 3-4 Years Drawing Stages
Of Children Schematic 6-7 Years Dawning of Realism 8-10 Years The Pseudo – Naturalistic 11-12 Year First disordered scribbles are simply records of enjoyable kinesthetic activity, not attempts at portraying the visual world. After six months of scribbling, marks are more orderly as children become more engrossed. Soon they begin to name scribbles, an important milestone in development. First conscious creation of form occurs around age three and provides a tangible record of the child's thinking process. The first representational attempt is a person, usually with circle for head and two vertical lines for legs. Later other forms develop, clearly recognizable and often quite complex. Children continually search for new concepts so symbols constantly change. The child arrives at a "schema," a definite way of portraying an object, although it will be modified when he needs to portray something important. The schema represents the child's active knowledge of the subject. At this stage, there is definite order in space relationships: everything sits on the base line. The child finds that schematic generalization no longer suffices to express reality. This dawning of how things really look is usually expressed with more detail for individual parts, but is far from naturalism in drawing. Space is discovered and depicted with overlapping objects in drawings and a horizon line rather than a base line. Children begin to compare their work and become more critical of it. While they are more independent of adults, they are more anxious to conform to their peers. This stage marks the end of art as spontaneous activity as children are increasingly critical of their drawings. The focus is now on the end product as they strive to create "adult-like" naturalistic drawings. Light and shadow, folds, and motion are observed with mixed success, translated to paper. Space is depicted as three-dimensional by diminishing the size of objects that are further away. From Viktor Lowenfeld
"Creative and Mental Growth" Crisis
Period “The beginning of adolescence marks the end of artistic development among most youth, due to the frustration of “getting things right”. Those who do manage to weather the crisis and learn to see and draw will become absorbed in drawing again.” Betty Edwards – Creative Growth and Development The Period
of Decision “Drawing at this stage of life, one must make a conscious decision to be to improve drawing skills” Betty Edwards – "Creative Growth and Development" The Artist’s Way of Seeing “I have learned that what I have not drawn, I have never really seen, and that when I start drawing an ordinary thing, I realize how extraordinary it is, a sheer miracle.”
-The Zen of Seeing- Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain Right Side:
Pictures
Stories
Observation
Shapes
Music
Patterns
Imagination
"Big Picture"
Beauty Left Side:
Logic
Verbal
Detail
Names
Science
Math
Strategy
Order
Writing From Skill to Creativity In Drawing 1 students will do exercises to increase observation & drawing skills. Then do a creative project using the skill learned. Contour Drawing Shoe Illustration
Project I
Example of taking a skill (contour line drawing of shoe), and turning it into a creative illustration Gothic Still Life Value, Shading,
Form,& Composition Charcoal
Self Portraits Atmospheric
Perspective Linear
Perspective Figure
Drawing Colored Pencil
Grid Illustrations
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