To start our new project, we talked about a different style of drawing, that of doing contour line drawings. We practiced doing contour drawings by picking an object and creating a blind contour (don't look at the paper), modified contour (if you look at the paper, your pencil has to stop) and regular contour drawings (can look back and forth). We did this so that students could start to learn how to draw what they see rather than what they think they know already. By doing a blind contour drawing first, the student is forced to stare at the object and notice things about it they would not have noticed before. The modified contour drawing helps bridge the gap and allows students to put these new details into their drawing, but still forces them to focus on the details. By the time they got to the regular drawing, students knew the object very well and could show all the details they noticed in the final drawing. Once the students all had a good, detailed regular contour drawing of their chosen object, the traced the picture onto a foam printing plate. Before we started our printing, we looked at the work of Andy Warhol and talked about his use of printmaking and his inclusion of "mistakes" in his final (very famous) prints.