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[Image: A Detail of The Eye, by Steven Jones.]


We did some drawings as part of our study into how the eye works and why we have tears. We used black charcoal, on large white paper.

Do not worry if you think you cannot draw, drawing with charcoal allows you to be expressive.

There is not a right or wrong way to draw as we all draw differently!


Drawing the eye can:

  • Help us record what we see
  • Explore and share our thoughts
  • Support our memory
  • Be fun

[Image: Eye Diagram, drawing by Emma Hassam.]


Look at some of the examples we did and notice how different they are, as we all draw differently and have different ideas!


We followed four different drawing tasks:

  • Drawing from a model of the eye and its different parts.
  • Drawing another person’s eye from the front of the face and then from the side view.
  • Drawing two eyes on the page and then using this, to create a diagram. A diagram is a picture, which explains something. You can use your drawing to create a diagram, which explains, why you think we cry. You may want to use words, arrows, symbols or drawings to create your diagram. For an example, see the drawing below by Luke Need.
  • You may also want to explore the emotions which may make us cry in words, thinking about how you write the words might show the emotion. So, for example, one person wrote tears in tear drop shapes.

[Image: 'Different Emotions', a drawing on paper by Luke Need]


[Image: 'Tears', a drawing by Luke Need ]


[Image: 'Lonely', a drawing by Laura Taylor]



[Image: 'Eyelashes', a drawing by Steven Jones]


Take a look at the examples above, but remember you may have different ideas for drawing.

Store your drawings carefully, in case you need to photograph, show or film them later on.



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