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Students demo objectives topics

ANATOMY CLASS ACTIVITY: REVIEW OF KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS BASED ON COURSE OBJECTIVES

What: Students presented knowledge and skills listed in the class objectives.

How: I reworded the objectives into instructions and created the handout below.  I assigned teams of 2 students to give 3-5 minute demonstrations of each topic.  Students had 15 minutes to create a demonstration with beginning, middle, and end for their team topic.  They used the textbook, drawings in their sketchpads, and they created live drawings during their presentations.  I was available to consult the teams on an as-needed basis to help them craft their presentation.  Then I was just part of the audience as they took over presenting.

What happened: This was an amazing success. Students engaged each other with detailed description and demonstration of  each objective.  Students were confident, drew illustrations in front of one another, and engaged in stimulating discussion on individual interpretations of the various tools and techniques.

Learning Theory: After this intense review, the drawings in the studio session of the class were especially strong because the review stimulated a synthesis of all the elements that we have gone over individually in class.


Handout:
Anatomy Final Review: (based on the course objectives)
Your Team will demonstrate techniques and lead a discussion on your assigned subject.

Demonstrate how you use sighting and measuring to draw accurate proportions of the whole figure.

Team:

Describe how you obtain accurate proportional relationships of the body’s parts to the whole.

Team:

Describe two techniques for drawing foreshortened elements of the figure.

Team:

Compose drawings of the human figure emphasizing the basic art elements of line, shape, size, direction, value, texture, and color.

Team:

Illustrate and discuss drawing planes and masses of the model.

Team:

Draw the figure so that an illusion of volume is achieved through a variety of shading techniques, such as, graduated continuous tones, cross contour lines, and cross hatching.

Team:

Demonstrate how to convey gesture and expressive movement when spontaneously drawing the figure in short poses.

Team:

Demonstrate aesthetic decisions to simplify, exaggerate, or distort visual elements and normative proportions to interpret expressive qualities of the figure.

Team:

Make 2 specific recommendations to your fellow students on how they can present completed work in a professional manner.

Team:

Demonstrate ability to critique artwork objectively using professional vocabulary for anatomy and design elements.

 Team:

Demonstrate knowledge of the bone structure of the human skeleton and the body’s muscle structure by incorporating anatomical information into your drawings of the figure.

Everyone with the model
Tags: anatomy, teaching
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