Tag: Upside-down drawing

  • Cycle 1 Week 3- Mayan Glyphs

    Cycle 1 Week 3- Mayan Glyphs

    Just like the ancient Egyptians, the Maya had a written language that was based on symbols and pictures.  The images used in their writing are complex and in fact required artists to accomplish them.  In this way, scribes always had to be artists, and their word for “scribe” reflected this: t’zib means both artist and…

  • Cycle 3 Week 3- Statue of Liberty (upside down drawing)

    Cycle 3 Week 3- Statue of Liberty (upside down drawing)

    When I practiced this lesson with my own kids, it made me laugh because they begged for me to to turn the image right-side up for them to draw it.  Something about an upside-down drawing drives kids nuts.  Its hard to shut off the part of the brain that wants to see an image and…

  • Cycle 2 Week 3- Book of Kells

    Cycle 2 Week 3- Book of Kells

    For week three students will be doing an upside-down drawing.  The concept is about training our brains to see the image solely as a group of lines and shapes.  It also relates back to OiLs and the ability to describe and duplicate lines. It is so, so, SO important to teach students to look at the object in front…