Saturday, March 14, 2009

I'm drawn to you!


Lately in Art Lessons the kids have been wanting to focus on Drawing. Their favorite drawing game is Statues. I write characters on small slips of paper and fold them. Each child has a pencil and a sheet of paper. (We usually fold it in 6ths, so we have 12 squares to draw in, front and back - but watch out, when drawing the back, you will get graphite from the first drawings all over your table!)



The kids take turns choosing a character, then stand on a chair (so that everyone can see well) and hold the pose for 1 minute or less while everyone else draws them.



The hitch is that while drawing you are not allowed to lift your pencil. We draw in swirls and quickly attempt to capture the shape and proportion of the person. Some of the poses have been: Ballerina, Rock Star, Football Player, Runner, Pirate, The Thinker, Drum Major, Lion Tamer, Soldier, Fashion Model, Traffic Cop, etc.



Give it a try! It's a great way to spend a rainy afternoon, or Family Night!

11 comments:

Jen said...

What a great idea! I love all your creativity! You rock!

Janna said...

fun

Daryl said...

Fun and pretty much what we did in art school

Another fun drawing idea is to partner up and first one draws a line or a circle or a zigzag .. partner adds to it .. and so on til there's some recognizable shape/object ..

Jenn said...

We're going to do that tonight for sure!
I ♥ it!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ They look great and I bet the kids loved it! I'll have to give a whirl! :)

Cathy said...

I was a pretty good mom with creative ideas, but I was never THIS good. :) Awesome ideas - I'll bet the kids have so much fun...

Laraine said...

Totally fascinating and how creative you are!!! Good luck in all your future endeavors.

Mamarazzi said...

this is such a fin idea!!! love the way you think AND teach!

Mamarazzi said...

fin...lol...too many goldfish...i meant fUn! sheesh!

devri said...

Will do it tonight thanks.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Very cool beans!

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