Take a line for a walk: Alone or with a partner. Make a line that
curves, zigs and zags, has corners, etc. all around the paper. Turn the
paper around until you see something that you can develop. Begin adding
pattern, turn somethng into an elaborate eye, add more facial detail,
add more pattern, keep going til the page is filled with pattern,
thickened lines (from your original lines) to add emphasis, etc.
Pass the drawing: Circle drawing idea. Each person starts drawing
something carefully on their page, not trying to fill up the whole page
with a scribbel, rather make a small interesting area. After one
minute, pass to the left. Everyone adds onto the drawing that they just
received. Themes may be suggested at first, like Pass the Monster, or
Pass the Dwelling, or Pass the Fantasy Vehicle, etc. If drawing with
themes, when the monster, dwelling, or vehicle are completed by any one
child, environments may be added.
Visit our Students' Art Gallery at St. John's School: www.sjs.org,
click on Fine Arts, Click on Lower and 6th Grade Art Gallery.