More! Echo Drawing for Drawing Warm-Ups & Early Finisher Activities

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Anyone can learn to draw and Echo Drawing can help! Many people have enjoyed my “Intro to Echo Drawing” resource and asked for more, so here it is… with 300 completely NEW Echo Drawing designs!

Drawing begins with learning to look carefully at things - noticing the relationships between lines and shapes, and gradations of light and dark. Echo Drawing develops these observation skills and the ability to translate what we see onto paper. Through copying a series of designs from simple to complex, students will begin to see visual details and relationships they hadn’t previously noticed. In the process, they learn to more carefully observe the world all around them. We call this learning to “see like an artist”.

My Echo Drawing resources were inspired many years ago by Mona Brooks, in her classic books “Drawing with Children” and “Drawing with Older Children and Teens”. Her “duplication exercises” were such a hit with my students that I started making my own. As I created more of these exercises for my own students (and saw how much they loved doing them), I expanded on her idea and renamed it “Echo Drawing”. 

Included in this 21-page pdf:

  • 1 page explaining the how to’s of Echo Drawing along with important FAQs to help your students be successful
  • 20 pages of unique, hand-drawn Echo Drawing exercises: 15 exercises per page (5 pages each of levels 1, 2, 3, & 4, with each level increasing in difficulty)... 300 unique exercises in all!

My Echo Drawing exercises are arranged vertically, to be comfortably used by both right and left-handed students. With the box to be drawn into below the box to be copied, students can easily see the design they’re copying no matter which hand they draw with.

These pages may be photocopied for students to draw directly on them. Afterward, students might enjoy coloring them with colored pencils or fine tip markers. You could also extend their learning by having students choose a specific color scheme like analogous or complementary colors to color with. Another option is to laminate the pages or place them in a sheet protector for use with wet or dry erase markers, to be used over and over. (Note: The more detailed designs are best drawn with a sharp #2 pencil or mechanical pencil.) 

Echo Drawing makes a great stand-alone drawing lesson or drawing warm-up activity. It's also a fun project for students to pull out when they finish other work or just need a “brain break". Plus, it makes a handy emergency sub plan since there's no prep involved - just print and go! No matter how you use it, "Intro to Echo Drawing" is sure to keep students engaged for the entire class period and beyond! 

Like anything worth learning, the skills of careful observation and eye-hand coordination improve with practice. With Echo Drawing, students will be motivated to practice these skills and they’ll be asking for more! If you don’t already have my original "Intro to Echo Drawing” resource, I highly recommend it as well, for 8 pages of Echo Drawing designs, helpful tips, drawing theory, and 2 blank pages for students and teachers to make their own Echo Drawing activity to share with others.


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"WOW! My students love these drawing "starts". They have been very motivated to complete their classwork so they would have time to work on these. Thank you for such a good way to help children to look carefully to draw with accuracy. " - Abigail R.

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"My art students love Echo Drawing as a warm up and early finisher go to. We loved the first set and were so happy to see the “more” edition!" - Judy G.

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"I am an instructional coach and found myself subbing for our art teacher during covid. This lesson was perfect! I am going to use it outside of art for some of my intervention groups." - Jennifer R.

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"I bought this to use as an aid for my son who wants to get better at drawing. It is beautifully designed to develop shape analysis and spatial precision in a nicely sequenced way. My son has always had difficulty with these and this is a wonderful way to practice without pressure." - Laura P.

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"This is the perfect resource for training students to "see" like an artist!" - Amy I.

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"My students love these pages. This is a great resource for early finishers or for a sub. These can also be used as a warm up activity. They are also good to use if you have to go virtual but have families with no internet (paper packet kids). It's a good add in to a packet of art activities. Thanks!" - Debbie D.

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Cheryl Trowbridge is the founder of Teach Kids Art, a website for anyone who wants to share the JOY of ART with the kids in their life! Visit for more K-8 Art lesson plans, tips, and inspiration. And while you’re there, sign up for my email list to receive my “Tip of the Month” plus my FREE download: “5 Fun Art Activities Kids Can do with a Pencil & Paper”. 

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