### Lesson 27: Circle, Ellipse, Narrow, and Broad (Direction, Action, and Rhythm)

The aim in these rhythmic or two-handed exercises is to give skill, speed, and grace to the two hands working together.

- Spend 3-5 minutes a day on these exercises at a whiteboard.
- If you have no large whiteboard, tape two pieces of paper to a desk or table, one piece for each hand.
- Dots denote the starting places for a movement and the "X" the end position for a movement.

Instructors show children the images and note:

- The geometrical form featured in A and B in the top image is called a circle.
- The shape featured in C in the top image is an ellipse.
- The shapes in the bottom image are drawn narrow, medium, and broad.

Children study the top image and complete the following drill work:

- Draw Exercise A, then B, then E.
- Draw Exercise A, then B, then F.
- Draw Exercise A, then B, then G.
- Draw Exercise B, then D, then E.
- Draw Exercise B, then D, then G.

Children study the bottom image and complete the following drill work:

- Draw Exercise A, then B, then E.
- Draw Exercise A, then B, then E.
- Draw Exercise B, then C, then D.
- Draw Exercise B, then C, then D.
- Draw Exercise C, then D, then F.