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.
Draw a circle for the head. Add two straight lines for the headband.
Make two feathers by making a “pointy” oval!
Add two eyes and a mouth.
Draw a rectangle for his buckskin jacket.
Draw two smaller rectangles for the sleeves. Add hands.
Draw a rectangle for the buckskin pants. Add a straight line.
Using straight lines, make the fringe for the buckskin jacket and pants.
Draw two ovals for the moccasins. Add the horizon line.
Draw a Native American home, sun, any details you would like.
|Student adding details to drawing.|
The final step is to watercolor the picture. Using sharpies allows for this final step.