Thursday, August 5, 2010

Drawing Notebook

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I have previously mentioned that we’re going to step up the art activities this year. One of my plans is to do a regular directed drawing activity.

Our first step was to turn our sketchbook into a work of art itself! Making the squares was great cutting practice. Then Ryan glued them all over the cover, and I added a layer of Modge Podge. Ella enjoyed gluing squares to her own paper too.

After reading about how Gabby, at The Work of Childhood starts her school year with a self-portrait, we had to do the same! Ryan draws himself all the time, but this time we spent a lot of time looking in the mirror while drawing.

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Our next drawing is going to be of our family!



  1. So cute! I need to break out the sketchbooks again. Love the idea of starting with portraits, thanks for sharing!

  2. What a great idea, and I love his self-portrait! :-)

  3. What a fun way to spice up a notebook! What a great self portrait!

  4. Thanks for all the comments :) I appreciate you taking the time to read and comment!

  5. I love his self portrait! We have been doing a bit more drawing here, but the circle for the head is in one corner of the page, the eyes in the middle, the nose on the back of the paper and the ears in the lower left corner. I know she will get it at some point, but for now, it is adorably frustrating!

  6. I have a sketch book for each of my children. They like to fill up the pages with anything of interest. I've taught them to take risks and have fun. The great part is they can look back through their books.