Freehand drawing exercise

Freehand drawing execise, 1899

Freehand drawing exercise, 1899. James Liberty Tadd emphasized freehand blackboard drawing as combining physical and intellectual exercise in a way that reflected children’s natural tendency to express themselves through movement. He described this method as “a process that unfolds the capacities of children as unfold the leaves and flowers; a system that teaches the pupils that they are in the plan and part of life … illustrated in every natural thing.” Via Century of the child

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2 thoughts on “Freehand drawing exercise

  1. How weird. I remember my Calculus teacher in high school used to draw perfect circles like this. We were always in awe every single time he did it. 🙂

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