Despite the variety of drawing tools (pencils, crayons, etc.), when it comes to making a mark on a flat surface, there are also a variety of ways to hold said tool, which in turn leads the artist to a variety of new ways to use the tool for a wider range of expressive strokes.
(This lesson also demonstrates ways to warm up before drawing. CLICK HERE to connect to my extended document on WARM UP activities:)
Artist Warm Up Activities
This lesson helps demonstrate to the student some of these variations, and allows them to explore these new ways for themselves.
Make as many non-traditional drawing materials available as you can (i.e. charcoal, conte, crayons), things that they would NOT normally use for writing or printing.
**This document is INCLUDED as part of the following larger unit plan.**
Drawn into Colour: Pencil Crayons and the Adolescent Brain
This document is also included in part with Visual Arts Grades 3 and 4 Curriculum
Visual Arts Grades 3 and 4 Curriculum