Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Contour Drawing: Expressive Hands

This just finished: Expressive Hand drawings by the 7th and 8th grade art students!

The original lesson was found here on the Incredible Art Department site.

Drawing hands is fantastic, challenging practice for building observational skills to recognize angles and proportions. Students made numerous hand studies, drawing from life and utilizing a printed American Sign Language alphabet.

After the practice studies were complete, students chose three hands to draw on construction paper and arrange on an abstract background to create BALANCE and MOVEMENT. Students reflected on the finished product to identify the messages expressed by the hands in their classmates' work.

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