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Drawing from direct observation is a foundational and integral part of the artistic experience. Almost every art piece begins with a drawing. No matter what medium you are working in whether it be drawing, painting, printmaking, architecture, or 3D media-sculpture, mosaic or ceramics, drawings will be intertwined with the creative process.

theartofeducation.edu/2013/02/11/take-the-boredom-out-of...

Let’s face it. Observational drawing can be downright boring for our students. The default setting many art teachers revert to when approaching observational drawing with is a traditional still life. A vase of flowers, a cube, a sphere, a box filled with a bunch of random objects from a thrift store from 1975. Woo Woo.

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Drawing from observation: forks tied with string. This superb observational drawing exercise is one set by artist and teacher Julie Douglas. The phrase ‘observational drawing’ typically implies drawing from life (see the superb observational drawing exercise set by artist and teacher Julie Douglas).Ask any art teacher and they will list the benefits of drawing from objects that are sitting ...

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Students practice observation techniques to improve their drawing skills. In this drawing technique lesson, students assess drawing as an art media and discuss realism. Students view examples of animal drawings and practice drawing using...

theartofeducation.edu/2011/12/27/you-can-do-observational...

But this year, I tried a new lesson that I found while browsing an old Arts & Activities magazine. It was architecture and observational drawing (two of my favorite things) rolled into one lesson! The Basics. This lesson was super simple. First, I demonstrated how to look at something constructed out of blocks. I emphasized drawing large.

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Learn about significant art history, art criticism, and aesthetics. NOTE: To assure observation, do not show any examples or any artwork from art history until near the end of the lesson after the students have completed their own work. Age and Grade Level This is a good lesson for grades three to adult.

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Part 1: shoe drawing. We started with each kid taking off a shoe and putting it on the table. Kids traced the shoe contour onto white drawing paper. Then students moved into observational drawing mode and added the shoe stripes/logos/dots to the drawings. We colored the shoes – kids could use realistic or imaginative colors.

www.creativebloq.com/advice/15-observational-drawing-tips

Five years ago, I was a brat who was overconfident about my art skills. I drew the same four poses over and over again, but since I drew them well, it just fed my ego! Then I met one of my heroes, who was kind enough not to throw my sketchbook away, but harsh enough to let me know that I didn't know ...

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Observational drawing is a fun way to connect to the world around you – to record your experiences, respond to nature, think through a problem, express yourself. If you're interested, but new to drawing, or want to build on your current skills, please check out my classes, which work well for people at all skill levels.