Drawing for Older Children
Grades 4 and up
Most children stop drawing at about age 6 or 7, when they begin to compare their drawings to the work of their peers. Without some basic drawing instruction, it can be daunting to for children to draw the things they need to draw for school projects.
But drawing is really very simple and easy to learn! We start with the very basics - a #4 pencil and geometric solids. We learn all the tricks to make a flaw drawing seem three-dimensional. With those building blocks, we can learn to draw anything we see.
But that is just the beginning of the adventure! Then we can begin to add color and texture by using pastels and oil crayons, drawing our same familiar objects but now each drawing becomes more personal and unique!
Drawing is much like playing a musical instrument -- the more you practice, the better you get. The more we draw, the more we CAN draw. It won't take very much time at all before students are drawing new things on their own -- and that's our goal!
Our Drawing for Older Children is available both as a school day program and as an after school program. Educators interested in adding this program to their school can download these: