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.
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.