We are all artists, shaping ourselves, each other, and
our environment. Free Form Art provides a loose structure to guide you
thru the creative process. Get engaged, and enjoy impact.
INDEX 2014 - 2019
INDEX 2005 - 2010
Use Logic's Code. Have we been taught that math and science are not creative?
How much farther from the truth could that be? Embrace your mind as the
creative tool that it is.
- Include details
- Get curious
- Ask questions
Lesson Plan: Symbols and Systems
Build your own toolkit...
- Stickman. Draw a stickman family. Add straight hair,
curly hair, glasses, clothing, a dog. What else do you remember from
- House. Draw a house and sun. Add windows, a chimney,
smoke, grass, a tree, swing, mailbox. What else can you add?
- Smile. Draw a smiley face. Add lips, teeth, eyebrows,
eyelashes, freckles, hair. What else belongs?
- Streets. Draw street signs: Stop, Yield, Merge. Google
"street signs". Draw a message using a street sign.
- Chemistry. Draw chemical symbols: H2O, CO2, He. Google
"chemical symbols". Draw a design using a repeating chemical
- Electricity. Draw electrical symbols: Ground, Battery,
Source. Google "electrical symbols". Draw an oversized electrical
symbol with thick bold borders.
- Garage. Inventory the garage. What simple shapes
can you draw? Wrench, wheel, screw, tire tread. Google "garage
symbols" and see the variety. Draw 5 wrenches at different angles.
Add words inside each.
- Kitchen. Inventory the kitchen. What simple shapes
can you draw? Fork, cup, pot, wine glass. Google "kitchen symbols"
and see the variety. Draw a plate with forks, knives and spoons radiating
outward. Encircle with more plates, and add another later of utensils
- Office. Inventory the office. What simple shapes
can you draw? Pencil, keyboard, scissors, ruler. Google "office
symbols" and see the variety. Draw paperclips, one inside the next,
inside the next. Imagine the paper as a maze. Draw a squiggle thru the
- Calendar. Review a calendar. Notice the main features:
grid lines, days of the week, numbers of the month. What is written
on the calendar? Visits from family, doctor's appointments, deadlines.
Draw a small calendar in the middle of your page. Extend some of the
lines out to the edges. Add encouraging words and intriguing designs
to the empty spaces.
- Clock. Review a clock. Notice the main features:
Hours, minutes, a square or circular design. How do you feel about 8
a.m., Noon, 5 p.m., 8 p.m.? Draw the clock at 5 p.m.. Encircle the design
with words about what you do and feel at 5 p.m.
- List. Write a task list. Cross out completed items.
Darken important items. Add numbers, stars, question marks and parenthesis.
Add a border around the page; Inside it, write a short story about why
and how these tasks should be completed.
- Office. Google "office layout". Notice
the main features: walls, doors, desks, chairs. Draw a layout of the
space you are in now. For more ideas, google "architectural design".
- Circuit. Google "circuit diagram". Notice
the main features: switches, resistors, voltage. Select one and draw
it. For more ideas, google "engineering diagram."
- Heart. Google "heart diagram". Notice the
main features: aorta, atrium, ventricle. Select one and draw it. For
more ideas, google "anatomical drawing".
- Workflow. Google "workflow diagram". Notice
the main features: squares for actions, triangles for decisions, lines
between each step. Draw a workflow diagram for a decision you need to
make. For more ideas, google "decision tree".
- Aerodynamics. Google "aerodynamics". Notice
the main features: a plane or car, with lines drawn moving from one
side to the other, hugging the curves and features, illustrating how
the object moves thru the air, and how the air currents respond. Draw
a car with air currents.
- Weather. Google "weather map". Notice the
main features: high and low pressure systems, arrows, sun and rain.
Draw a weather map for your region.
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