Posted on Mar 26, 2019

Emanuela Gabriela - Mural Artist

New Post: How to Get Middle School Students Excited About Drawing -
I have a confession to make; I hate teaching drawing. There, I said it! Why don’t I enjoy teaching the most fundamental skill of the artmaking process? Students want to be better at drawing, but they don’t want to spend the time or put in the effort to work on their skills. They expect instant gratification, which is nearly impossible with the drawing process. Thus, a sense of frustration sets in when students can’t get it right the very first time.
So, what can we do to take away the fear of drawing and not perfecting the skill on the first try? It’s simple, by making drawing exciting!
Discover these 4 ways to add excitement to your drawing curriculum, while still teaching fundamental skills.
1. Simplify Grid Drawing
Teaching students the grid method is one of the best ways to teach the concept of drawing what you see, not what you think you see. You can teach the grid method in a variety of ways to meet the needs of different learners. Using a drawing grid is an excellent way to take the fear out of drawing complicated subjects. The method simplifies the subject and allows for more accuracy.

When first teaching the grid method to your students, keep it simple. Consider skipping an image filled with values and details that might seem like an impossible task for students to tackle.
Instead, create reference images in black and white only. Simplified images will allow students to focus on only dra
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