School Arts Volume 9

School Arts Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...result of printing in one color and black with two combination plates. A group composed of toys illustrating an old riddle. The finished study should be the handsome frontispiece to the booklet on Aids and Tests in Pictorial Drawing. H. T. B. HIGH SCHOOL FREEHAND DIVISION In the outline for February we considered the use of plain bands and abstract spots as decorative material, with particular emphasis on the straight line. It would be well to lead from this to the use of the curved line in simple surface adornment. I have found that pupils of high school age most easily appreciate the kind of curves that are usable if they are classified as C curves and S curves. C curves are those that curve in one direction only, while the S curve has the compound direction. By eliminating all curves but these the work at once becomes, at least, hopeful. In either of these curves the fact must be appreciated that equal Figure 2. and uniform curvature is usually less pleasing than the modulation or accenting of one part or another, as illustrated in Figure i. The ability to draw a curve of either sort which shall flow smoothly without a broken-back effect is not common. The sight of cramped fingers and rigid muscles painfully guiding over a trembling course a lead pencil which the youth is either too lazy or stupid to sharpen is not inspiring and perhaps should not be referred to outside the immediate school family. These are elemental factors in the little problem before us, however. Sharpen the pencils and learn to draw pure curves. The American idea has pushed aside the exercise which does not immediately produce a finished product as well as furnishing practice. The pupil must have a picture, design or article to show at the end of his lesson rather than more

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  • Paperback | 274 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 494g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236580206
  • 9781236580207