Have you ever had a student or artist stuck or in a panic over what kinds of marks, shapes, symbols or design to make? or maybe just wanted to play a mark-making, doodling, sketch game with kids?
The ArtJet Studio/Mark-Making Wheel and Spinner was created for students who are searching for their next mark, line, shape, or design to place on the paper. The spin-board has over 24 mark making categories arranged in around a bulls-eye-style circle or graphic organizer. A large arrow (for the spinner) can be cut out of the bottom of the sheet and pinned lightly to the board with a brass-fastener for the student to spin. Suggestions for narrowing down marks is also included in the directions on the sheet. Kids also come up with their own way of narrowing down a choice. However, with my experience using the Mark Making Wheel, I find students just find it cathartic spinning the spinner and looking all over the wheel for ideas which is ok too.
Artists and students can even use multiple Mark Making Wheels to place at a group/table for the kids to use to play mark making/drawing games and/or keep your ArtJet Studio Mark Making Wheel posted on a bulletin/white board for the kids to use whenever they panic over narrowing down a new mark for drawing.
You can use this with all ages even with adults! Personally, I have been using this in my elementary art room for over 5 years and ALL the kids have used it.
*Laminating the Mark Making Wheel sheet before cutting out the spinner is strongly advised but not necessary.
**A Smooth heavy weight paper stock such as "Staple Supreme Matte 61lb Paper" makes for a great, color print-out.