American Sign Language Drawing Project
Seventh grade and general art classes spent the winter term drawing American Sign Language (ASL) letters using continuous-bild contour. This is a drawing exercise where the artist draws the surface of a subject without looking at the paper. The blind contour technique trains the eye and hand to work synchronously; it also helps students to see all of the details of the object. This exercise may not produce a fully developed drawing, however, results are always interesting and unique.
After completing a series of drawings they created a three-dimensional sculpture of the drawing using soft aluminium wire. Interestingly, the aluminum wire was repurposed from leftover materials from our recent solar-array installation.
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