Drawing Workshop for Kids is for art educators, parents, teachers, and caregivers looking for an alternative to the rigid, conservative idea of "realistic" drawing projects for kids, with 25+ projects that build confidence and create independent and flexible thinking.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Contents
  4. Introduction
  5. Taking Ownership
  6. Recommended Materials
  7. Essential Terms
  8. 1 | Warm-Up Drawings
    1. Drawing Eyes Focusing on detail
    2. Drawing Huge Gestural mark making
    3. Eraser Drawing Creating tones
    4. Drawing Rocks Using varied marks
    5. Shadow Drawings Filling the page
    6. Three Ways of Seeing Using perspective
    7. Eat and Draw Using other senses
    8. Blind Contour Drawing Using carbon paper
  9. 2 | Drawing Workshops
    1. Tiny Drawings Close observation
    2. Half and Half Using magazine images
    3. Drawing Feathers Drawing textures
    4. Sfumato Creating depth of field
    5. Paper Bag Faces Making 3-D drawings
    6. Above and Below Exploring composition
    7. Butterfly in a Box Focusing on symmetry
    8. Resist Drawing Creating volume
    9. Flower Still Life Collaging pattern and texture
    10. Drawing by Touch Focusing on other senses
    11. 3-D birds Focusing on patterns
    12. Recipe Drawings Self-expression through design
    13. Drawing on Plaster Creating your own drawing surface
    14. Tiny Worlds Foreground and background
    15. Fruit Plate Exploring composition
    16. Feathers in a Box Observational drawing
    17. Treasure Maps A bird’s-eye view
    18. Creating a Machine Using collage
    19. Bug Collections Using details and pattern
  10. Resources
  11. Acknowledgments
  12. About the Author
  13. Index
  14. Dedication
  15. Copyright