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Make it :: Spring Drawing

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Happy first day of spring, my friends.  For those of you lucky to be surrounded by actual green shoots popping out of the earth, feel free to use them as your inspiration for this project.  The ground outside of my home is frosty and covered in snow, so I am going to use past spring photographs (see below) as my inspiration.

This project asks that you use your non-dominant hand to capture a bit of spring spirit.  On the back of some cereal box, place an art pen in your non-dominant hand and draw from a photograph or actual outside inspiration.  Try to keep your pen down the whole time and encourage yourself to draw what you see — not what you think you see.

Once your drawing is complete, fill it in with watercolor, colored pencil or a wash of acrylic paint.

Trim your drawings and make a gallery display of your family’s mini spring showcase.

Happy day!

xo emily

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Inspired :: Drawing

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Ask your child to draw you a picture of an imaginary dream house — a fantastical place that she could inhabit in her dreams What color would it be?  Would there be ladders and rainbows?  Grassy fields and forests?  Would it be on an island surrounded by dolphins?

xo emily

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