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# Mirror Mystery Grid Drawing - Albert Einstein

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A more advanced grid exercise. Students are provided easy-to-draw squares to reassemble the image in a blank grid. The squares provided, however, only complete the left half of a symmetrical image. The right half is completed by the students reproducing the squares again, but with the contents reversed. Students can create their own grid on separate paper or use the blank grid template provided.

An excellent exercise for ensuring students maintain focus on their task. The grid drawing technique is a time-tested method of drawing used historically by the likes of Leonardo DaVinci and Albrecht Dürer. In traditional grid drawing, an artist constructs a grid over their source image and a proportionately identical one on their target surface. This serves three purposes: (1) A complex image is reduced to a series of simplified parts. (2) The grid itself serves to keep the drawing in correct proportion by using coordinates to properly locate aspects of the image. (3) Finally, when one truly focuses on one square at a time, the left-brain's interpretation of the overall subject matter is less likely to interfere with the right-brain's execution of the task.

As a right-brained drawing technique, mirror mystery grids are particularly suited to addressing left-mode issues. The original image is intentionally scrambled to deny the left-brain access and facilitate a shift to a more beneficial mode of mental processing.

Grid drawing isn't exclusive to art class. The technique is very effective at teaching itself. The process addresses certain math concepts and the variety of subject matter can relate to other areas. This activity also transcends language barriers. I have found that non-english speaking students can discern the method and get to work right away.

My Mystery Grids are also available in bundles!

If you'd like to introduce grid drawing as a new concept to your students, you may find my introductory series beneficial.

Cross-curricular with mathematics concepts.
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