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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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Shoe drawing

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Third grade students are learning to draw using continuous and contour lines.

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This method is teaching students to focus on what they are drawing.

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The difficult part of learning this method is to not draw what you think something looks like but to look and draw the outline of the object being drawn.

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This is a difficult skill to learn, but the students are doing a great job.

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Everyone is pushing themselves to learn new ways of seeing that will develop their drawing skills.

Skeleton drawing

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Third grade students have been using their new knowledge of contour line and continuous line drawing to create skeleton drawings.

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Students have been viewing my full size skeleton named “George” and drawing him.

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Everyone has been focusing on the skeleton and trying not to look at their paper as they draw.

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The goal of this drawing session was for students to have their pencil move with their eyes while looking at the skeleton’s contour.

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This required the third graders to focus and concentrate on their subject.

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Students created wonderful drawings for their first attempt at drawing such a large model.

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Students worked hard learning and applying new skills to their drawings.

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Here are some examples of the students’ work.

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Drawing with ink

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Third grade students have continued with their contour line shoe drawings.

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Students added ink drawing to their artist toolbox as they drew with pencils and ink this studio session.

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Third graders warmed up with pencil drawing before moving to ink.

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This drawing session required lots of focus for the students.

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Everyone enjoyed exploring the use of this new medium.

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Third graders created four ink drawings this class and will review their work next studio session.

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Students did a great job using ink and incorporating continuous line drawing into their art skills.

Shoe drawing

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Third grade students have been learning how to draw shoes using contour line.

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Students have had to learn how to focus on what they are drawing.

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Third graders are learning to draw what they see and not draw what they think a shoe looks like.

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This process requires a lot of focus from the students.

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Students have been using many different mediums from pencils to makers as they use a continuous line with this type of 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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This method of drawing is widely accepted among schools, art institutions, and colleges as an effective training aid and discipline for beginner artists. In the hands of a talented master, the line that conveys contour can deliver a load of visual pleasure that can be astonishing.

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Here are some examples of the students’ drawings.

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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.

Contour line drawing

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Third graders were introduced to contour line drawing recently.

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Students were introduced to the idea of drawing the whole shape of what they are seeing by drawing the outline of the shape.

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Students first traced the shape of the scissors and the glue bottles to see what it looked like to create a drawing through tracing.

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Next students focused on looking at the shape and drawing the outline of the simple objects they viewed.

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Students did a great job of learning to see what they were drawing instead of drawing what they think they see.

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The third graders completed many drawings of the scissors and glue.

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It was wonderful to observe their skills improve and their drawings mature.

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It was great to watch the students immerse themselves in the drawing process.