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eye-hand coordination exercise

by JuliannaKunstler.com

Drawing with lines. Abstract line design with an illusion of space. Lesson plan and worksheets.

Learning objectives:

  • abstract thinking
  • critical thinking
  • eye-hand coordination
  • fine-motor skills

The purpose of this project is to practice the eye-hand coordination.

An important part of learning how to draw is to develop eye-hand coordination skills.  It is not as easy as you might think…. 

Remember, last time you were drawing… you had a perfect picture in your head…. but once you started to draw it… it did not turn out as you have pictured it.  Why? Because along with developing drawing skills and techniques, you need to develop a very basic skill – make you hand draw what you have in mind.
How we do that? Practice… practice… practice…..

The following exercise will help you to develop this skill. 
Please note: YOU HAVE TO WORK SLOWLY.  Take your time. Learn how to control your own hand. Tame those lines!

Work with a black pen.

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You start with 3-4 random lines inside the square. These can be straight lines or curves. Each line should start and end at the border of the design.

Placing these first lines – you divided the square into few areas.  Now you concentrate on one area at a time.

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Start placing lines parallel to the outline of the area.

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Get them close together without having them touch (except at the ends).

Once a line touches another line – change the direction.

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You can do that in a circle, or use only select sides of the area, or use only 2 sides

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Once you are done with one area – move to the next

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Continue the process until your design is done.

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Draw as many designs as you want.

Then select your best six for me to grade.

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