Sum Abstract Parts

Sum Abstract Parts

Mark Robert Barry
ART 110 – Drawing I
The University of Alabama


noun \gə-ˈstält, -ˈshtält, -ˈstȯlt, -ˈshtȯlt\  something that is made of many parts and yet is somehow more than or different from the combination of its parts; broadly : the general quality or character of something.


  • Draw without knowing what the final result will be.
  • Practice careful observation of subject.
  • Understand the concept of gestalt.


Required Tools and Materials

  • Drawing Paper
  • Charcoal
  • Kneaded/Rubber Eraser
  • Student Preferred Drawing Supplies


  • 60-90 minutes


  • Give students a single piece of a larger image, printed on 8.5×11 paper.
  • Students draw from their supplied image.
  • Instructor hangs finished drawings as they are completed.


Students are evaluated with consideration to craftsmanship and effort, following directions, and quality participation during critique.

Sum Abstract Parts
Sum Abstract PartsSum Abstract PartsFeatured image by Drawing I class.