This year students are learning more
about drawing to create the illusion of 3 dimensions on a 2 dimensional
paper. They are using terms like shading, shadow, horizon line,
foreshortened square and foreshortened circle. They are also using
terms such as horizontal, vertical, parallel, and perpendicular. Mrs.
Freeman uses the Draw Squad program by Mark Kistler ( http://www.drawsquad.com/ ).
Mrs. Freeman also teaches students
about the art of presentation. Our classes do several projects that
combine language skills and art. Students should always have on hand a
supply of glue sticks, colored pencils, Sharpie markers, a ruler, and a
pair of scissors.
For those times between projects or
drawing assignments, students can visit one of the following websites to
practice their art skills.
- "Shidonni" Website at http://www2.shidonni.com/
- PBS site "Fidgit" http://pbskids.org/designsquad/games/fidgit/
- "Make Belief Comics" Website at http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/