The fourth grade students learned how to create a contour line drawing by closely observing their shoes and by drawing an outline of them with one continuous line. The class learned about one of the functions of drawing (and of art in general): to help us to be better observers of the world. The focus of this assignment was not on the end product (although I think the drawings ended up very successful), rather, the contour drawings served as an excercise to help the students to draw what they see rather than relying on conventional modes of representation.
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