Arts & crafts are an ongoing daily event in our house 💓 Mr Xander has become very interested in the mechanics of drawing, and I thought I would share a moment from a fantastic online art class that I found for the kids!
Experimenting with lines
They have fairly short videos that talk about and fully demonstrate elements and concepts of drawing including, form, line, shape, space, exploring light sources, observation/drawing what you see, and composition. You will explore graphite/pencil, oil and chalk pastels, coloured pencils and ink (in the drawing segments). Visit the site to get a full description.
Ava intently watching, and creating lines and textures.
This was a lot of fun. We had a great laugh working together creating blind contour drawings 😃
This is such a great exercise that is so powerful in teaching the art of observation. You do your best to trace the object with your eyes while moving your pencil at the same rate. Your eyes are on the object 100% of the time, trying not to lift your pencil from the paper. This is really tough at first!
Xander's blind contour drawing
Parts of this site are free. I did decide to purchase a membership because it was a very good price, and it had so much to offer!
If you have missed some of our other arts and crafts fun check out the following posts!!
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