The new drawing teacher at our school has started using the ideas from the book. It is really interesting to see some of the student work and to talk to the kids about the process. He used the viewfinder with the crosshairs on a transparency--then the students placed it on their hand and drew a contour image directly onto the "picture plane". Then they used that drawing as a reference when drawing a new image on the regular piece of paper. Of the two pieces of student work that I saw, one was pretty talented to start with and the hand drawing turned out well. The other was at a lower skill level, but her hand turned out a lot better then I had expected. It is exciting to see that these theories actually work to drastcally improve the drawing skill.
Are we ready for our presentation? For some reason I am feeling a little unprepared--I hope people are in a talking mood.
See you all tomorrow.