Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Blind Contour Drawing

4th and 5th grader artists have been drawing, and working on building our hand eye coordination, which is actually very important for artists as well as athletes!

We did some warm up activities, including blind contour drawing. We put on blind folds and tried to draw the object (a plastic sea creature toy) that was placed in our hand. We thought about how we could feel the shapes and contours of the object and represent it using lines and shapes.
Then we took off the blind folds to draw our objects from observation, or close looking. We were surprised to see what our blind drawings looked like!
Some of us enjoyed the blind contour drawing better, because it was freeing and also challenging. Others preferred being able to draw from observation, so we could add details.

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