Drawing for a 6 year old
Posted 26 February 2008 - 12:09 AM
Posted 26 February 2008 - 01:07 AM
For this reason, I've been using the books from the Draw Write Now series. I bought mine from amazon. I usually choose 1 animal per day (3 per week) for her to draw (or let her choose her own) and then she has to write 5 sentences about it. I get two things accomplished in about 1/2 hr to 45min and DD never complains because she thinks it's all in fun. You could do it w/o the writing of course, but I need to include creative writing for the school board so I just figured I'd do it this way. I find this series very versatile as they also have passages for copywork as well as (very minimal) information about each animal.- some topics have extra information on further pages. I've used the drawings & info provided as a springboard for science topics to explore. Overall, good value for your money as there's lots you can use these books for.
She's not a very strong drawer to begin with but I have noticed HUGE improvements in her drawing ability and confidence.
Posted 26 February 2008 - 02:49 AM
He will need high quality pencils; an easel for painting (so that he can step back from his work); good quality thick paper for poster paints or acrylics; quality watercolours (so that he can get paint on his brush with ease and have good results) and proper watercolour paper/ previously stretched paper; and a variety of materials.
Posted 26 February 2008 - 08:54 AM
Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:08 AM
Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:57 AM
I looked for an faq for DWN, no luck. Is DWN secular or neutral? Thanks.
I certainly don't recall any religious content in DWN at all, and we have at least 5 of the books. My kids like them a lot, though we usually skip the writing because the sentences are rather inane.
Posted 26 February 2008 - 03:26 PM
Posted 26 February 2008 - 04:26 PM
Posted 26 February 2008 - 06:45 PM
- 1-2-3 Draw series (Freddie Levin) -- available at www.amazon.com
- Draw Squad (Mark Kistler) -- available at either of the above
Enjoy! Warm regards, Lori D.
Posted 26 February 2008 - 08:39 PM
I loved these. They helped *me* feel like not so much of a art-challenged person. Perfect for a 6yo.
"How to Draw People", "How to draw Animals".
Posted 26 February 2008 - 10:02 PM