Drawing. Learn to use your ARTISTS EYES! Teach your children that MISTAKES ARE OKAY. Drawing is a process of correcting your mistakes as you go along. The more you draw, the less mistakes you make. Albert Einstein once said, “It’s not that I am so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Doodle with Dooling will teach you how to see like an artist using your ARTISTS EYES. This book will not make you a great draughtsman (or drawer) overnight. The purpose of this drawing book is to teach you the process of seeing and drawing. Every object can be seen as an arrangement of shapes of light and shadow. If you can correctly copy the shapes, you can draw anything.
Included in this downloadable PDF book are ten lessons of varying difficulty.
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Van Gogh Letter Sketches
Today, we share our pictures on Facebook. Many people in the 19th century, like Vincent Van Gogh, shared their world with others by writing letters. In many of his letters, Vincent sketched objects describing what he saw. Build on what you learned in Doodle with Dooling by asking your students to bring to class a small object that they consider beautiful. Have your students write a letter explaining why their object is special to them. Within the letter have your children draw (their object) using the skills they learned in Doodle with Dooling. Letter Sketches are a great way to encourage reading, writing, and drawing.
Take a Line for a Walk Sketchbook
Artist Paul Klee said drawing is like, "Taking a line for a walk.". Encourage your children to start a sketchbook and draw objects from their environment. Perhaps, their dog is napping in the corner or they notice the sunlight falling on a water pitcher in their mom’s garden. Suggest to your students that they can write in their sketchbooks describing what they drew. Finally, encourage your students to share the beauty in their sketchbooks with the class at the end of every week. See all of Michael's EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS at WWW.MICHAELDOOLING.COM