On Friday we had a great time doing a little ‘Drawing on the right side of the brain” experiment. Several kids had asked me about a drawing lesson during the day, so I thought it might be fun to pull out one of my favorites,’The Upside-down Stravinsky’. The object of the exercise is to force the brain to draw what it sees by dealing with shapes it doesn’t recognize.
We started with this well known drawing by Pablo Picasso of his contemporary, Igor Stravinsky. The famous composer of the early 20th century.
But this is what everyone had to draw. I distributed several copies of the drawing placing the upside down version in front of everyone. We took about 15 minuts to complete the drawings. When everyone turned their sketches “right side up” they were amazed at how well they had reproduced Picasso’s drawing. Here they are in order from my left, going around the table.
Thanks to all for participating. I had a blast and I think they did too. And thank you Colin, but sometimes a chair, is just a chair.