Talking Points: Laura McKendry

Introducing you to the work of artist Laura McKendry.

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Laura McKendry

Laura McKendry is an artist who lives and works in London. She takes her inspiration from nature – plants, animals, insects…

In the video above Laura shares why she likes drawing dogs, and why she likes using charcoal to help her make big gestural drawings. 


Questions to Ask Children

Why do you think Laura likes to work in large scale when she uses charcoal?

Which words would you use to describe Laura’s charcoal dogs?

What kinds of lines does she use?

Where does she move from when she draws? Her wrist? Her elbow? Her shoulder? Her whole body?

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