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Using a Rubric: How to Measure for Success

Have you ever created a drawing and then looked at it and thought to yourself, “This stinks!”? Well, needless to say, criticizing your art in a negative way is unproductive and not very helpful. We need something to help guide our art-making decisions but in a positive, productive way that helps us grow as an artist. Next time, don’t crumple your art and throw it away. Instead, look at your art through the lens of a rubric!

What is a Rubric?
A rubric is a scoring guide used to evaluate a performance, a product, or a project. We can use a rubric is an assessment tool to evaluate how well we drew our art.

A rubric generally has three parts:
1) performance criteria;
2) rating scale; and
3) indicators.

The rubric defines what is expected and what will be assessed. It indicates what to evaluate, after you draw, according to specific criteria. You can then use that assessment to determine what you need to work on in future drawings and what you have already mastered. If you scored a one in any of the criteria, you know where to focus your efforts for improvement. If you scored a three you know you don’t need to practice that particular skill. Whether you score low or high on a rubric, you still know EXACTLY what you need to do!

Check out the video and download the following rubric for drawing hands and let me know how it worked out for you! Leave a comment or send an e-mail, so I know if you like this content and want me to produce more.

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