Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain book & - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      Visual & Performing Arts


Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain book &

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
sarah78 sarah78 is offline
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 116
Full Member

sarah78
 
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 116
Full Member
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain book &
Old 08-21-2007, 09:47 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

I just read this book this summer at the urging of a fellow art teacher and amazingly, as I worked through all the exercises in the book, it helped me to draw credible portraits, so that now I feel for the first time I can teach drawing to my class. My question is- has anyone else tried to use the methods with their middle school classes and do you have any tips or suggestions for me?

If you haven't read this book and you can't draw and dread teaching drawing, I highly recommend it!


sarah78 is offline   Reply With Quote

Marilyn B.
 
 
Guest

Marilyn B.
 
 
Guest
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Old 08-22-2007, 03:48 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

Yes, I've used several of the book's drawing exercises, including contour drawing and drawing the upside down man. When you do the latter, it's important to explain Edwards' reasoning for drawing upside down. It's to "turn off" or to quiet the left, verbal, judgemental side of the brain, in order to let the right side take over. The right is the more creative side. Once the kids get into it, they seem to be OK drawing in this new way, and they're ususally amazed at their finished drawings.
  Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
Visual & Performing Arts
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:25 AM.


Copyright © 2017 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net