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WHAT'S OUTSIDE THE WINDOW?

Level: ECE, Primary, Junior, Middle School
Grades: PreK - Gr. 8 | Age: 2 - 14 | Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
[Andrea is one of the creators of KinderArt®]
Summary:

This is a terrific drawing lesson that gets the creative juices flowing. It is great as a 15 minute filler.

What You Need:
What You Do:

  1. Take a pencil and begin by drawing a window frame on your paper, making sure it fills the entire space.
  2. Using your imagination, draw something you might see when you look through outside, through the window. This could be anything from a tree to a scary monster to a drag car to your best friend. Anything goes.
  3. Using the crayons or oil pastels, trace over your pencil lines making sure to press hard.
  4. With a lot of water and a little bit of paint, cover your picture with a "wash" of color.
  5. Sign and display your work.

Recommended Books/Products:

Scribble Art: Independent Creative Art Experiences for Children
by: MaryAnn F. Kohl

Drawing With Children
by Mona Brookes
Founded on the belief that any child can learn to draw realistic pictures using her "alphabet of shapes" while in a noncompetitive environment, Mona Brookes' easy-to-follow, lesson-by-lesson approach to drawing has yielded astounding results with children of all ages. This is THE BEST learning to draw book we've ever seen. (for ages 3-4 and up)

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
by Betty Edwards
Translated into thirteen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing-instruction guide. People from just about every walk of life--artists, students, corporate executives, architects, real estate agents, designers, engineers--have applied its revolutionary approach to problem solving.



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