Sunday, February 2, 2014

Draw your Dream Home - An exercise on imaginative thinking

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature - School on Blog 
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid with Ms Melly C Tenorio 
738 KHz DZRB AM Band, 8-9 evening class, Monday to Friday
Please do not copy this model.  Draw an original house of your own design from readings, experience and imagination. Expand your imagination that a house is a home and it is part of a community and the ecosystem.

On a piece of paper (preferably one half bond paper, draw a house. Imagine it to be your own – your dream house you wish to live in, and to raise a family.

Concentrate as you draw. Observe silence. Do not compare your work with your seatmates. You have five minutes to do it. This is take ten to twenty minutes. 

STOP reading this article at this point.  Resume when you have completed your drawing. 
  These are rural homes, samples only. 

Now let us see how good your house is. Put a check for every item that appears in your drawing. 

1. Your house has complete parts: posts, roof, floor, walls, windows, stairs, door, etc.

2. Your house is strong, solid and durable, proportional in parts and design to withstand the elements of nature and time.

3. Your house is surrounded by trees, flowering plants and vegetables. Its front and backyard make a beautiful garden.

4. There are people – preferably a family – to give semblance of a home – a happy home.

5. There are other creatures around, like birds, butterflies dogs and other pets.

6. There are Facilities and appliances like TV, car, decors, curtain, playground,
decorative fence, grills and gate, garden pond, etc.

7. Your drawing has a good artistic quality of the drawing, including architecture of the
house and its surroundings.

8. Your house is a part of the landscape, that is in relation of the sky, fields and meadow, mountain, river and lake.

9. The drawing paper is fully utilized with no space wasted, of course in relation to the theme.

10. There are neighbors around.

Give 5 (low) and 10 (high) points to each item. Get the total score.  This exercise has been tried in schools.  How did you fare?  

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