School Arts Volume 10, No. 2

School Arts Volume 10, No. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...together all the landscape studies I could find from various 665 sources, either in color or black and white, also trees of various kinds, making a set of envelopes, sufficient to supply each pupil in the room at a time. Each of these envelopes contained a dozen or more landscapes or trees, representing different seasons of the year. As I went to the different rooms we talked about the characteristics of the given month, as, for instance, September, and what might enter into a September landscape. We reviewed the perspective of roads, fences, rivers, etc., and I rapidly sketched on the blackboard suggestions for fences, stone walls, roads, river, trees, etc. Each child was encouraged to work out his own ideas, using the studies in the envelope as suggestions. After he had roughly sketched his idea in a number of given squares, I went over them, criticizing and marking the ones which seemed best. He then carefully drew these within a square twice as large as the required initial square, and handed them in for suggestion and correction. There was great diversity and originality in the designs handed in, but it seemed hard for them to distinguish between the decorative and pictorial, and most of them had to be worked over more than once. I really think the work was too difficult for the sixth grade, but the seventh did it very nicely. When the designs were satisfactory in pencil, the children traced them and transferred them in the usual way, to small squares of bristol-board. And then came the tug of war. They had to ink them in so that every line was strong, firm, and without blot. Disinterested judges selected the best of these for plates for zinc etchings. There were so many good things handed in, we decided to use twenty instead of ten....
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123687207X
  • 9781236872074