Wales, Andrew, School Arts
The fifth grade is a good level to introduce emphasis. Not only is it important to consider emphasis in everything we do as artists but also it is good to be able to look at the art of others and discover the methods leading you to the main object. I compare this process to writing a paragraph. The topic sentence states what the paragraph is to be about, and you don't change the subject in the middle of a paragraph.
To begin, we examined art reproductions and tried to determine the center of interest in each work. A discussion as to why the students thought a particular object was the focal point included some of the reasons which I refer to as the "Seven Methods of Leading the …
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Publication information: Article title: Teaching Emphasis. Contributors: Wales, Andrew - Author. Magazine title: School Arts. Volume: 95. Issue: 2 Publication date: October 1995. Page number: 19. © 1999 Davis Publications, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1995 Gale Group.
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