Creating a Wonderful Life means making quilts, teaching art, cooking, spending time with family and finding ways to make a difference. I appreciate those who take time to share their ideas with all of us, and I aim to do the same. Thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Art Club Cartoons
I teach after school art classes at three elementary schools near by. I started out years ago helping Donna, a very talented artist and teacher, with her classes at one school.
When she moved away, I continued teaching there and then added two more schools.
Donna always began the year with a drawing unit based on the approaches developed by Mona Brookes in "Drawing with Children". I've continued that tradition.
Students learn to see like artists by first identifying line types, then drawing them.
So Garfield isn't eye, ears, mouth, and nose. He's curved lines, dots, circles, angles, and straight lines.
Every year, I'm so impressed by what these young artists, grades 1-6, are able to do!