2014, Writing materials on paper, Dimensions variable

By 日

I don’t know how (dash) to draw is a community project initiated by the duo 日 (pronounced as air-ferl). Departing from one of the most common comments made when speaking about art to both children and adults, this project hopes to showcase drawings made by fans of this statement. 日is inviting both participants and viewers to revisit questions and preconceptions about drawing and to make personal redefinitions about drawing (if all else fails, at least we got people to look away from their phones).

日 consists of:

RAFEEZA KHALIQ, MOE SDCD/ Arts Education Branch, Art Education Officer

HAZEL HUANG, Student, National Institute of Education, Singapore

Lesson Ideas for I don’t know how (dash) to draw (2014) by 日 (Rafeeza Khaliq and Hazel Huang)

This lesson is suitable for students in: Primary 2

Artwork title: I don’t know how (dash) to draw

Name of artists: Rafeeza Khaliq and Hazel Huang

Possible Guiding Questions

1. What do you think?
What do you see?

2. Why do you think that?

3. How do you know this?

4. Can you tell me more?

5. What questions do you still have?

Possible Elegant Art Tasks

Starting point: Art history

In this lesson idea, students could be asked to think about things that could be made to draw a line. For example, a person walking in space, a drip of chocolate on a pancake, or people lined up. The teacher would have to prepare a range of visual stimuli related to line drawing, ranging from everyday occurences of line making, to artworks that feature linework. As an extension, students could be asked to talk about Singapore artists from this exhibition: Drawing Out Conversations (http://drawingoutconversations.com).

Ask students what they think about drawing, and story telling.

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