The connection between drawing and geometric shapes and measurements simply cannot be denied as the students learn through drawing units of measurements, parallel, horizontal, depth of scale, how to break images into recognizable shapes such as ovals, circles, triangles etc, angles in applying colours

Objectives of Learning how to Draw.

Introduce the students to the concept of parallel line shading
Introduce them to the concept of still life as related objects
Introduce the students to the concept of repetition of shape within a composition
Introduce the students to classic method of drawing, using tone on paper with charcoal as the medium, black pencil and chalk pastels.

I rarely use pencils and erasers in my classrooms with the exception of a few lessons for upper grades. The reason is purely practical: small pencil leads to encourage small drawings. If a student is drawing a portrait and then is required to paint that very portrait, using a pencil will surely lead to frustration. It’s hard to paint tiny eyes! There is another reason: pencil markings can be erased, which leads to second guessing, which leads to lots of eraser action, which leads to class being over before the student has anything on his/her paper. Using chalk pastels and charcoal allows the student to move quickly, commit to the drawing and forgive their “mistakes”. This is a big part of art for me; giving into the process and not worrying about the details.

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