Understand what a blind contour drawing is and why we practice this technique.
Create a series of blind contour drawings of your hand.
1. Complete reading and view samples
2. Discuss the book " Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain"
3. Set up your drawing area with the materials and position yourself so that you can see your hand but not the paper you are drawing on.
4. Complete a series of drawings of your hand on the paper. There is no required number of times that you need to draw your hand, but the goal is for you to achieve and develop a new way of seeing and drawing. You will notice that your drawings will contain more details and a variety of lines. Some students will work on numerous drawings while others will complete a few drawings very slowly.
Here is a helpful reading about blind contour drawing:
12" x 18" paper
Marker or pen
This year you will measure your growth in creativity throughout the year. Please complete the this pre-assessment form
Frank Stella, an iconic figure of postwar American art, is considered the most influential painter of a generation that moved beyond Abstract Expressionismtoward Minimalism.
In his early work, Stella attempted to drain any external meaning or symbolism from painting, reducing his images to geometric form and eliminating illusionistic effects. His goal was to make paintings in which pictorial force came from materiality, not from symbolic meaning. He famously quipped, “What you see is what you see,” a statement that became the unofficial credo of Minimalist practice. In the 1980s and '90s, Stella turned away from Minimalism, adopting a more additive approach for a series of twisting, monumental, polychromatic metal wall reliefs and sculptures based on Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.
Drawing and Painting