Notes of Lessons: Drawing, Class I

Notes of Lessons: Drawing, Class I

[We have thought that it might be of use to our readers (in their own families) to publish from month to month during the current year, Notes of Lessons prepared by students of the House of Education for the pupils of the Practising School. We should like to say, however, that such a Lesson is never given as a tour de force, but is always an illustration or an expansion of some part of the children’s regular studies (in the Parents’ Review School), some passage in one or other of their school books.—Ed.]

Subject: DrawingClass 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.