(Paraphrased from Art: Images and
Ideas by Laura H. Chapman)
Your senses work together to
give your mind information. This process is called multisensory
association (“multi” means many). Some music, for example, is
hard to enjoy if you sit perfectly still. It makes you want to
dance and sing along with it.
Some art is hard to appreciate
unless you see and “feel” the action. The action might come from
implied movement of lines or the “push and pull” of intense colors.
It might come from the swirling or gliding qualities of
Check for understanding:
Select your favorite sport or physical
activity. Create a drawing that communicates one of the main sets
of motions in the sport. Do this in a nonobjective drawing. Do not
show a person or any athletic equipment.