Get them moving! This is an easy project for a class that wants to draw, but don't know where to start. I did this same Action Figure Drawing project a few different ways, basically depending upon the behavior of the class. With my high level and excellent behavior class I split the students in pairs, one person drawing, one person posing. They got to do many more poses this way. They also got to move around the classroom and use the space in an organic way. It was inspiring to see them work together.
Other classes I had students pose in the front of the classroom. If they handled this well I let more then one student pose and the class could choose who to draw for 30 seconds.
THIS WOULD BE GREAT WITH DRY ERASE BOARDS. But I don't have any! I'm definitely going to home depot on The Art of Education's suggestion (read her comments here.)
Some classes learned the word GESTURE DRAWING. Others did a gallery walk as suggested by MINI MATISSE although I can't find the direct link to her gallery walk (can someone help me?) A gallery walk is walking around the classroom as if you were in a museum to look at the art work (an opportunity to discuss museum behavior.) All classes discussed the line of the human body.
|Why is this picture pixelated????|
I tried uploading it a variety of ways?
It's a larger file too!
THESE EXAMPLES ARE FROM THE CLASS WHO WORKED WITH PARTNERS.
THEY DREW A LOT OF POSES IN A 1/2 HOUR!
|Don't know how they got the diving pose???|
|My personal FAVORITE! Shhhhhh.|
Can't wait to see it in Sharpie.
|Getting a little loco with the art stool! Don't worry I put|
the cabash on this:) Although they girls were pretty serious
abou this pose.
NEXT WEEK: The students have decided to add color. I asked them how and they said, big blobs of watercolor. Great idea right?!