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Old 10-14-2010, 04:03 PM
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Thought I'd post a few sketchbook pages. I have an 8" x 5" moleskin I've been working in, mostly to inspire my students. My drawing class has 41 students with 7 tables and 28 seats. Budget cuts have hit the electives hard in our public schools in Va. With the amount of space taken up by the huge, heavy bookbags full of textbooks these kids carry today, and the students themselves in the class it is almost like having twice as many kids in here (with the bookbags being the best behaved). So my assignments through our first grading period revolved around the students buying a sketchbook and drawing in it daily. I would demo a new technique each week, they would try it out in their books. That kept the space usage to a minimum and they actually like the idea of drawing and writing in the books. So here are some drawings I've done during the last part of last spring and the beginning of this year. There are a couple of paintings I did to demo acrylic use, at least one color pencil but the majority are pencil drawings. These are purely demo pieces to help students understand how to use certain media, but that being said, there are a couple that are identifiable as copies by particular artists.
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Re: sketchbook

and a few more...
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:05 PM
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Re: sketchbook

and still more-I must have done a lot of drawing lately...
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Old 10-14-2010, 04:07 PM
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Re: sketchbook

still more, but this is the end...
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Superb work, Jon! Glad you posted these. Hope to see more.
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Awesome sketches.

Pardon my math question. Where do the other 13 kids sit if you only have 28 chairs?
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Old 10-14-2010, 09:36 PM
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Re: sketchbook

I have the same math question I ponder daily. Actually I have a Mac lab in there and we haul all the chairs over to the table. Chairs aren't the issue. Room to work is the issue. But whether a lowly art teacher can offer his students large sheets of paper to work on or not is not a question the legislature asks when it decides whether or not to fully fund education. I'm certain elective courses are at the bottom of a long list of hard decisions and a limited amount of money. So we soldier on and do the best we can.
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Hi Jon!

Space and funding and math problems aside, your students are very lucky to have a teacher who is so talented and obviously cares about teaching them so much. I wish I could sit in your classroom - but clearly, there is no more room!

Your sketches are wonderfully diverse, simple enough to explain the concepts, but complex enough to show them what is possible! Very nice work. I hope you will continue to post more.

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Fantastic! O_O
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Old 10-15-2010, 08:38 AM
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Thanks for all the kind words!
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I especially like the drawing of the woman and man in message #3. I drive down I81 on my way to visit my MIL in NC, and you see people like that everywhere! They are so true-to-type that I'd almost swear I've seen them somewhere between Roanoke and Lawsonville!

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Old 10-15-2010, 12:34 PM
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That was actually sitting in the train station in DC while our train became later and later because of a late summer thunderstorm and power outage. It was sooo hot in those seats, waiting for the train to be called. They are very true to the south-central Va-NC "look" though and that's where they were going-so good call!
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I love how you draw hair. The hats on the figures are well done. Love the snoozing kitty.
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Wow! So much work to look at - I enjoyed it all. I too, would love to be sitting in on your classes! The sketchbook habit is a great one to get new artists used to, those that are serious about it will have fabulous resources to return to in years to come.
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Wonderful sketches, very inspiring, your art class is one lucky group of kids!
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