Subject: Drawing • Class I
By M. E. Davis
The Parents’ Review, 1906, pp. 500-501
I. To introduce the boys to a new animal.
II. To increase their sense of proportion.
III. To show them that few lines only are necessary to give an idea of form.
IV. To increase the boys’ powers of reproduction.
Step I.—Draw a deer without telling little boys what it is to be, and letting them name it when finished.
Step II.—Ask little boys what position deer is in; point out how one part grows out of another, and the relative size of each.
Step III.—Rub out deer and draw it again, boys giving as many directions as possible.
Step IV.—Ask little boys to draw deer on their blackboards, without any copy.
Step V.—If there is time, ask boys to draw deer in a different position, giving them a little help if necessary. Tell them to think first of any position and then try to produce it.