One of my favorite things to do with children is teach them how to draw. I begin by taking them through the process step by step. I use basic shapes and lines. I do one part and then they do it – following my demonstration. While everyone is doing the same drawing – each one turns out very unique and individual. It reinforces shape vocabulary, elements of art, fine motor development and spatial relationships to name a few. This drawing lesson was built around a story I have been telling the class about a Native American boy named Two Feathers.
Materials: Sharpies, cardstock (or watercolor paper) and watercolor paints. I introduce the use of sharpies in a small group setting so that I can teach proper use.
|Student adding details to drawing.|