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!
Inspired by one of the creative projects from 'Grayson 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!
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 was to help develop sketchbook skills and to simply have fun through experimenting! It gives an opportunity to see how working in sketchbooks can involve lots of different activities such as seeing, collecting, sticking, drawing, note-taking, making connections, thinking, doodling, discovering…