Verbs in Action!

The students learned about gesture drawing and how artists use this to create characters that are in motion. The artists use still models to pose doing the action while they use simple circle drawings to show the action and proportion of the character. The students correlated this concept with learning about verbs, especially that no matter what tense the verb is in – present, past, or future – the action is the same.

The students modeled the verb of a sentence for a partner while the partner drew a gesture drawing of the model doing the action. The partners then switched roles for the other person to draw. The students used oil pastels to cover up the gesture drawing and show details of the subject of the sentence. The students then drew objects in the background of their artwork to show the rest of the predicate of the sentence.



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