Sunday, 29 May 2011

Drawing With Children

I have just stared using the book Drawing With Children by Mona Brookes to get the children drawing more realistically. The book breaks down shapes into the element families of dots, circles, straight lines, curved lines and angle lines. First we had a go at producing the different elements.

Elements of shapes by R
Elements of shapes by L
Next we searched around us for real examples of the types of elements. For example a stool seat is like a big dot, a circle is found on the rim of a cup, straight lines and angled lines on shelving and curved lines on plant leaves.

Next we followed simple instructions using the elements of shape to make a bird drawing. (L walked off to do something else at this point).
R working on his bird drawing
Next we used water colour pencils to paint the drawing. L returned to have a go with these.

Working with water colour pencils
R's finished bird drawing

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