Diverse Mark Making

Exploring how we can build our vocabulary of mark-making to help develop our drawing skills.

 

Last week we looked at how we can use sound to help develop our mark making in a very intuitive way. Today we are going to look at how we can develop our mark making skills in a slightly more analytical way – through examining the work of other artists. By doing this, and by using our new mark-making vocabulary in the drawings we make, we can begin to understand how different types of marks create personality and meaning in our drawings.

As with all the AccessArt resources, we want to help learners aim high, but through a series of small steps. And at each of the steps we ensure we are encouraging open-ended, creative experiences so that the learning is really owned by the learner.

 

Arles: View from the Wheatfields (1888) by Vincent Van Gogh. Original from the J. Paul Getty Museum. CC0
Arles: View from the Wheatfields (1888) by Vincent Van Gogh. Original from the J. Paul Getty Museum. CC0

Find your Marks

Activities which help learners identify new marks…

Finding Marks Through Drawings Made by Artists

Use your Marks

Put your newly found mark making skills to use in these projects…

Thoughtful Mark Making

Drawing Clouds & Mark Making

Typography for Children

Carbon Paper Mono Printing

Flat Yet Sculptural

Where the Wild Things Are

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