Thursday, May 8, 2008
In July 2007, I taught a small group of artistic kids during Calvary Assembly’s (Orlando) Fun Art Month. What a creative and eager bunch! Since their ages ranged from 7 to 11 yrs old, I wanted to make sure that each child walked away with something they could apply to each stage of their artistic developed. We talked about dominate shapes in composition, and my favorite tip, drawing & transferring artwork with tracing paper. I suspect that many kids become frustrated with trying to draw everything perfect the first time. Using tracing paper, against a window to transfer their artwork to quality paper, allowed them the freedom to experiment with different techniques without destroying their “originals”. At the end of the month they had their own art show. Great job!