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Bare bones drawing

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Third grade students have been learning about contour and continuous line drawing.

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Students have been using “George”, our classroom skeleton, as a model.

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These drawing exercises have been forcing the students to explore a new method of drawing.

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Everyone has learned new skills in this new method of drawing.

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It’s exciting to see students’ drawing skills improve through this process.

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The line in a continuous line drawing is unbroken from the beginning to the end. The drawing tool stays in constant contact with the surface of the paper during the entire length of the drawing process.

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It has been great fun to see the third graders’ confidence grow in their drawing abilities as the school year progresses.

 

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Drawing with yarn

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3rd grade students explored continuous line drawing with yarn.

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Students were given a long piece of yarn to use as a drawing line as they drew glue bottles and scissors.

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Third graders had to focus on the shape of what they were looking at as they worked to draw with the continuous yarn line.

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Students really had to focus on their yarn line and the shape of what they were drawing.

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Contour drawing is an essential technique in the field of art because it is a strong foundation for any drawing or painting; it can potentially modify a subject’s form through variation within the lines. Its objective is to capture the life, action, or expression of the subject.

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The third graders did a great job exploring this new way of drawing using these new techniques.