Producing a handmade sketchbook encourages and empowers children to become more actively involved with decision making and to realise that through working in a sketchbook, their book takes on a 'personality' that is actually theirs!
Squiggle drawings provide an excellent way to help children develop hand eye coordination, develop observational drawing skills and also helps children focus. Squiggle drawings are made by keeping the pen or pencil in contact with the paper for the duration of the exercise and by matching speed of looking with speed of drawing.
'A View From My Window'
Inspired by one of the creative projects from 'Grayson's Art Club' on Ch4, the children have drawn a view from their window during lockdown - a relevant topic, as we are all spending so much time at home at the moment!
Creating Illustrated Letters
A fun activity turning letters into animal illustrations and drawing favourite things that represent ourselves, in the shapes of the letters of our name.
This cutting and sticking exercise is a great introduction to developing sketchbook skills and to simply have fun through experimenting! It allows children to try lots of different activities such as seeing, collecting, cutting out, sticking, drawing, thinking and doodling.
Grayson's Art Club is back on TV for a second series and the first piece of art is on the theme of 'family'. We asked the children to illustrate what family means to them.