Thursday, October 27, 2011
figuratively speaking, my classes get lively
I put pressure on my colleagues at lunch, asking them to come to my classes and just pose for a few minutes. The results were revealing of some hidden hams and the freedom to exercise hands and eyes and inevitably analyze our assumptions about the human body. Starting with the stick figure, we moved to contour and gestural lines, and then after pointing out flaws and successes, the kids leapt at a chance to paint a celebrity figure of their choice.