Category Archives for Drawing For Children

How to make teaching about line in drawing more concrete: Use wire

I started a new class recently to try to continue developing a set of lessons for teaching kids to draw. This small class of mine is going to form the basis for my

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My proof that “How to Draw” lessons can often backfire (art class lessons 13 & 14)

This lesson took place over a few weeks but, for ease of following I am putting it all in this one post. This lesson has really proved an amazing point for me. I

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Georgia O’Keefe style watercolor flowers

I must admit that even though it says this activity was of  Georgia O’Keefe watercolor flowers, I was not teaching them about Georgia O’Keefe. I just

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Gesture drawing for kids: Collaging the gestures and then some.. (art lessons 11& 12)

We started off lesson 11 painting the  paper mache  sculptures. We mixed up the tempera paint we had to get the closest shade to flesh tones and got the above shade.

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Observational drawings painted in with watercolors (art class lesson 6)

Today I decided to try observational drawings with the girls. I collected a bunch of items from around my house as you see above and told the girls to each choose

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Using watercolors to create landscapes plus making grid drawings(art class lesson 5)

It turns out that some of the girls are having a hard time with some of the drawing exercises I have been giving them. To lighten things up I decided to start this week with a new way of using the watercolors

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Copying designs and beginning watercolors (art class lesson 4)

My quest to uncover the best way for children to copy what they are seeing continues. I started this class by giving them the sheet above. Each girl got her own sheet

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Finding shapes & lines in pictures (art class lesson 2)

So we are in our second of our art class. For explanation of what this class is all about see first class post. I had a few  goals for this class (which will be

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The beginning of a new art class

This past Sunday was the first of a new series of art classes that I am running in my home. One of my objectives with this art class is to put together a solid course

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Don’t know what to do with old magazines? Use some cut out pictures and then draw to finish the picture

If you have old magazines and want to use them in some way for an art project for your kids, here is the perfect idea. A few weeks ago I posted a finish the picture

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Abstract oil pastels and watercolor art

So I must admit that this is going to be an unfinished activity post for you here. That is simply because someone messed up but, I still want you to see this activity

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Marker art: Move over hearts and rainbows

When you give a bunch of little girls some markers for marker art, what do they do? Hearts and rainbows of course. Let’s try to move them on to more exciting art with markers. Below are a number

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How creative can kids get with one variable plus crayons?

I must admit that I got this idea from one of Debbie Clements posts and just added more to it. It was in one of her posts that I saw that she gave the children a few black circles and had them finish

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Another great way to keep kids interested in coloring activities

Coloring is always a great time filler (especially for girls).  Little girls can sit for hours making hearts and rainbows and sometimes you want to move them a bit out of their comfort zone. I’m

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Kids don’t know what to draw? Have them finish the picture

Sometimes even coloring needs a boost. If you have little girls,then they can usually make an endless amount of hearts and rainbows. There are some times however,

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Drawing for Children: Do we teach them or do they learn it on their own

Drawing for children. Much more of a loaded topic then you would believe. Believe or not but, both of these drawings were completed

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Drawing ideas for kids: Abstract drawing projects that help boost creativity

The drawing ideas for kids in this post are not  step by step drawing for kids activities. They are a few fun, easy drawing projects that you can give for kids instead

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A step by drawing for kids method:How I used the Monart method with a group of children

If you are looking for a method of step by step drawing for kids there are many ways to do so. There is a plethora of how to teach drawing to kids books all claiming to teach children drawing. Most of

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Coloring pages for boys: I think we can do better than that

If you are at this post you were probably searching for coloring pages for boys correct? I am going to try to talk you out of that. Coloring in standard coloring

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Free printable coloring pages: Can I interest you in something more educational?

The pictures about are 3 standard type of free printable coloring pages that you will find all over the place. There are free coloring pages and printables all over

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Negative space exercises: How capable are young children of learning the concept

Negative space is not the easiest of concepts for little children. Many adults have had their issues with it so it’s not surprising that it can be a hard concept to grasp. The 2 pictures here, the

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