You are going to discover how easy it is to learn and teach the ARTABET.If you can print your name,you can draw!
Do it now. Print your name. Look at it. Realize right now that you are miles ahead of your students in muscle memory. They are just learning that skill and you already have it. Your role as the teacher is to develop their muscle memory with the ARTABET games, exercises and characters. Watch the videos and get a feel for all the 6 lines and then start practicing alongside your students.
A major point to always hold before you is that children ages 3 to about 10 and even into the teen years DO NOT DRAW WHAT THEY SEE. They create symbols.icons and representations from memory and ‘whimsy’. Adult concepts such as oblique linear perspective ,parallel perspective,mass, shading, foreshortening etc. are not age appropriate areas of study for the elementary grades.We prepare them for the transition to ‘realistic’ drawing with the ARTABET GAMES but we do not give them the ‘theory’…just the fun.
When you present the ARTABET to your students follow the model drawings.Keep them simple and don’t add any personal ‘flair’. You will soon discover the purpose in their simplicity. The economy of lines is a perfect stage set for the student’s creativity.Get them started and let them go.
The ARTABET is all about strong flowing continuous lines.There are no searching, tenuous, timid lines that meander around without a destination or purpose. A line starts …it flows…it ends. THERE ARE NO MISTAKES IN ART.