Of all the activities I packed for the kids, the tracing paper was by far the biggest hit. Heather of Five Sweetpeas gave me the idea, and at the last minute I found a tablet of tracing paper to throw in with our art supplies (which included a clipboard full of blank paper for each of us - also a big hit).
I used to draw quite often when I was a teenager, but have done very little drawing as an adult. I had a drawing epiphany last week while tracing a picture from a coloring book onto tracing paper for my great nephew (can you believe that I'm a great aunt!) - drawing a picture is simply drawing a series of lines. Of course this seems so obvious, but it helped me immensely to get over my personal drawing hurdle by breaking the art of drawing down to the simple drawing of lines. Duh!
I hope to share this new-found knowledge with our neighborhood math and science club tomorrow. We will be exploring the art of Observational Drawing. I can't wait to share the results - I can only imagine drawing with ten children will be inspirational.
Happy Bench Monday! Don't forget to deposit your butts.
Posted by Molly at 2:18 PM