We talked about the right and the left side of the brain and how your brain wants to label and organize things. We warmed up by drawing a picture of a dog. It was hard. The students were really upset because it was "too hard". (I warned them that this experiment was going to be a difficult one).
Then I showed them how we will draw a picture upside down without knowing what it is. This way, our right brain would just focus on line. Anyone can draw a little tiny line right?
So each student got a manila folder with this picture upside down in it.
Here are a few drawings. Most of them I didn't even get to take a picture of because they wanted to take them home immediately...they were so proud!
Original and Student Drawing
The top right picture is the original reference drawing. The rest are 4th grade drawings.
WOW is all I have to say. This was coming from a group who constantly say they cant draw and are reluctant to even start a project!!