Dwight Garner, from the New York Times, recently published a review of Draw it with your eyes closed: The art of the art assignment. Compiled by the editors of Paper Monument, Draw it with your eyes closed offers the best art assignments as witnessed by artists and teachers. Ex: “Take an 18 x 24 inch piece of paper and make a drawing using nothing but your car”
After Garner published this review he invited readers to submit their own works based on the assignments from the book. How fun! Check out the artworks here.
This book is definitely on my wishlist. I'm always on the look-out for insightful, open-ended lessons. Do you have a favorite source for lesson ideas? Feel free to share,